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Protection Of Children And The Launch Of Faircheck

EDM number 1089 in 1994-95, proposed by Ann Winterton on 05/05/1995.

That this House reaffirms its view that the state owes to children in its care a particular responsibility for their wellbeing and protection; deeply regrets the lasting harm which has been done to many vulnerable youngsters by adults whose access to children has been facilitated by employers whose vetting of candidates has been inadequate; deplores the breaches of trust and abuses of authority by those who have so harmed their charges; urges all those involved in the care of children to leave no stone unturned in checking applicants for positions which bring them into contact with children; believes that such vetting should not only deal with prior offences, but also adopt the preventive approach of seeking to identify individuals whose personality profile makes them potential future perpetrators of child physical, mental and sexual abuse; welcomes the launch, in the presence of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health on Tuesday 9th May at the Royal College of Medicine, of Faircheck as an agency specifically to bring to bear professional expertise to improve such vetting procedures; and recommends that all local authorities, charities, churches, youth organisations and commercial caring concerns review their vetting procedures to ensure that their duty of care for their young charges is not abrogated.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Elizabeth Peacock05/05/1995Batley & SpenSigned
Ann Winterton05/05/1995CongletonSigned
Nicholas Winterton05/05/1995MacclesfieldSigned
Gerard Vaughan05/05/1995Reading EastSigned
Teddy Taylor05/05/1995Southend EastSigned
Andrew Bowden05/05/1995Brighton, KemptownSigned
Vivian Bendall05/05/1995Ilford NorthSigned
David Atkinson05/05/1995Bournemouth EastSigned
Michael Grylls05/05/1995Surrey North WestSigned
Harry Greenway05/05/1995Ealing NorthSigned
Frank Field05/05/1995BirkenheadSigned
Frank Cook05/05/1995Stockton NorthSigned
Alex Carlile05/05/1995MontgomerySigned
Rhodes Boyson05/05/1995Brent NorthSigned
Liz Lynne05/05/1995RochdaleSigned
Martin Smyth05/05/1995Belfast SouthSigned
Roger Sims05/05/1995ChislehurstSigned
Marion Roe05/05/1995BroxbourneSigned
Llin Golding05/05/1995Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Peter Hardy09/05/1995WentworthSigned
Michael Alison09/05/1995SelbySigned
David Knox09/05/1995Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Keith Hill09/05/1995StreathamSigned
Clive Soley09/05/1995HammersmithSigned
Lynne Jones10/05/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Turner10/05/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson10/05/1995WansbeckSigned
Mike Hall10/05/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/05/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Dowd10/05/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe10/05/1995LeighSigned
Tom Cox10/05/1995TootingSigned
Jean Corston10/05/1995Bristol EastSigned
Keith Bradley10/05/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes10/05/1995HaltonSigned
Terry Davis10/05/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings11/05/1995EasingtonSigned
Joe Benton11/05/1995BootleSigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned
Max Madden16/05/1995Bradford WestSigned
Malcolm Bruce17/05/1995GordonSigned
Win Griffiths17/05/1995BridgendSigned
Ann Coffey18/05/1995StockportSigned
Alan Williams18/05/1995Swansea WestSigned
Martyn Jones23/05/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
James Callaghan23/05/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe24/05/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Simon Hughes19/07/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Allan Rogers06/11/1995RhonddaSigned

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