Independent Safeguarding Authority Training Day

Liverpool Cathedral 14th May 2009 New regulations will come into force in October concerning all those who may work with children or vulnerable adults. To understand these regulations clergy and interested lay people are invited to these events at Liverpool Cathedral.

Training Day - May 14th 2009

The government will bring into force a new Vetting and Barring scheme applicable to those working with children and young adults in October. To help parishes understand the implications of the new regulations and prepare them for compliance with their legal duties we have organised a training day at Liverpool Cathedral.

Sessions will take place with Home Office officials at

10am to 12noon 
1.00pm to 3.00pm

All parishes are urged to send representatives to this important event.

To confirm you attendance contact Karen Carr at St James' House or email

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Guide to ISA

A brief guide to the ISA

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) was created by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Its purpose is to bring together all the lists of people barred or banned from working with children and vulnerable adults.

The ISA provides a centralised system for checking applicants before they enter paid or voluntary employment. They aim to prevent those who are known to present a risk from these roles. They also aim to detect early those who become a risk.

The scheme comes into force from October 12th 2009 and the ISA will concentrate on new applicants in the first six months. They will then assess all employees in conjunction with the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (CRB) Renewal.

To knowingly employ a person who is barred will result in a £5,000 fine.

For more information
For more information about the Independent Safeguarding Authority go to their website.