Report: Why We Should Scrap the Vetting Database

The Case Against Vetting logo In a new Manifesto Club report, social work and probation experts argue that the expensive vetting and barring scheme is a ‘design disaster’ - and if anything will have a negative effect on child safety. They say that while paedophiles could easily evade the system, more innocent people will be barred and lose their jobs.

Essays by Sue White (professor in social work), Mervyn Barrett (expert in CRB checks from the crime reduction charity Nacro), and David Wastell (professor of information systems).

Download the report: Why We Should Scrap the Vetting Database