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Vetting system 'common sense'

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The Children's Minister, Delyth Morgan, has said that a new vetting scheme designed to prevent the abuse of children and vulnerable adults will be a "proportionate, common sense system".

Around a quarter of adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - around 11.3 million people - are expected to sign up through the Independent Safeguarding Authority. Adults, including parents who regularly transport groups of children for sports or social clubs could face prosecution if they fail to register with a new agency.

Ms Morgan said that the new scheme "is not about regulating parents in their own home" but will ensure that there is no reason why they should not be working with children.

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