Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
No fault divorce - the end of the blame game
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, will introduce "no fault" divorce in England and Wales for the first time. This article looks at what it...
New Cafcass guidance on working with children during COVID-19
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has published guidance on working with children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance sets out arrangements for...
Remote hearings in family proceedings – how is justice perceived?
The motion for the recent Kingsley Napley debate:  “This House believes remote hearings are not remotely fair” was carried with a fairly balanced 56% in favour and 44% against....
Online event: An update on recovery in the civil, family courts & tribunals
HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced that it is holding an online event to discuss its recovery plan for the civil, family courts and tribunals, which was published on 9 November 2020...
HM Courts & Tribunals Service confirms 2020 Christmas and new year closure dates
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has confirmed the dates over the Christmas and new year period in which Crown Courts, magistrates’ courts,...
View all articles

Government responds to second ISA consultation

Sep 29, 2018, 17:25 PM
Slug : 30-05-2008-government-responds-to-second-isa-consultation
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : May 30, 2008, 04:24 AM
Article ID : 90033

The Government today published its formal response to the recent consultation on the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) scheme for vetting and barring those who wish to work, either paid or unpaid, with children or vulnerable adults. The response document sets out the Governments evaluation of stakeholders responses to the consultation and next steps.

It has been produced jointly by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Home Office and Department of Health.

Where young people under 16 work, the adults who teach, train or instruct them in the workplace will not be required to register with the ISA scheme. But it will be an offence for a barred adult to do this work, or for an employer knowingly to use a barred person for this work.

The response confirms the proposal in the consultation document that those who teach, train or instruct 16 and 17 year olds in mixed age settings in higher education and sport and leisure will not have to register with the ISA scheme. But again it will be an offence for a barred adult to do this work, or for an employer knowingly to use a barred person for this work.

Employers will be required to refer to the ISA any employees whom they dismiss or would have dismissed on the grounds that they have harmed or pose a risk of harm to the vulnerable groups.

In response to the consultation the Government have concluded that, when the ISA is considering whether to bar someone, it must proactively inform any employer whom the ISA knows has an interest in the employee and who may be unaware that that employee is under consideration. This will happen at the point when the ISA thinks the employer should be aware of a potential risk of harm to the vulnerable groups. However before informing the employer, the ISA must be satisfied that the referral is not clearly unfounded or malicious, and also that it is not trivial but is serious enough to warrant consideration for barring.

The ISA scheme will go live in October 2009. People who work in, or volunteer to carry out, regulated activity with the vulnerable groups will be required to register with the scheme. Employers will be able to register their interest in being notified of any change in their workers status in the scheme.

For further information, visit the DCSF website:

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from