3. Policy and Legislation – Changing Responses to an Emerging Problem

  1. Marcus Erooga
  1. Kerry Cleary1 and
  2. Marcus Erooga2

Published Online: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch3

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

How to Cite

Cleary, K. and Erooga, M. (2012) Policy and Legislation – Changing Responses to an Emerging Problem, in Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them (ed M. Erooga), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield's Centre, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    NSPCC, UK

  2. 2

    University of Huddersfield's Centre, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. The NSPCC/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke3,
  2. Jan Horwath4 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 5

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119972693

Online ISBN: 9781119943228

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Keywords:

  • policy and legislation, and changing responses;
  • organisational legal responsibilities;
  • child care focussed policy and legislation;
  • children and maltreatment, in public care;
  • criminal record checking, the PoCA listings;
  • measures, for control of abusers;
  • Protection of Children Act, and List;
  • sex offender register notification arrangements;
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, 2006;
  • public impact, on policy position of governments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Organisational Legal Responsibilities

  • Child care Focussed Policy and Legislation

  • Department for Children, Schools and Families List 99

  • Protection of Children Act (PoCA) List

  • Disqualification Orders and Regulated Positions (replaced by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, 2006)

  • Sex Offender Register Notification Arrangements

  • Criminal Records Checks

  • Shortcomings of These Arrangements

  • The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, 2006 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

  • The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

  • Strengths and Limitations of Legislation and Regulation

  • What Do Developments in Legislation and Regulation Indicate About Desirable Cultures for Organisational Safeguarding by Government Organisations and Individuals?

  • A Model

  • How Should Legislation and Regulation Support the Development of Safer Organisational Cultures?

  • References