Monday, 2 November 2009

Quango adopts chaos theory?

The new ISA database, which intends to hold the details of at least 11 million adults, is evidently in chaos. See here. Employers have a legal duty to report concerns about anyone they think could be a danger to those children or vulnerable adults and face up to five years in jail if they fail to do so. Unsurprisingly, there have already been so many 'referrals' from employers they are expected to take six months to process.

Also, people who were on either the Vetting or Barring lists were contacted telling them that, unless they appealed they would automatically be added to the other list. The ISA received so many appeals that, to consider each one would have meant failure to meet the October 12 deadline, so apparently they approved them all!

At present 250 staff work for the ISA, so expect a huge expanse of this quango, the sidelining of thousands of innocent people forever, as well as the accreditation of some genuinely dangerous paedophiles.

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