November 30, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Parents who teach their own children at home must undergo criminal records checks, say Government education inspectors.
The estimated 40,000 parents who choose not to send their children to school should be vetted, says Ofsted.
It said that parents whose records throw up suspicions should be barred from teaching their own children.
Vetting to root out any record of violence against children would be by the Criminal Records Bureau.
It would reveal to local authorities parents’ criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, and even information that did not lead to a criminal conviction.
It would also show any unproven complaints noted by the controversial new Independent Safeguarding Authority, set up to vet adults working with other people’s children.