Innocent people could have lives wrecked by ‘Big Brother’ vetting checks – Telegraph

Workers judged to be lonely and to have a chaotic home life could be barred from working with vulnerable people, even though there is no evidence that they pose a risk, according to guidelines from the Government’s new vetting agency.

Decisions about staff will be taken by officials who have never met them, based on details passed on by their employers.

Experts claimed that the “Big Brother” approach meant innocent people could have their careers wrecked on the basis of cruel rumours or ill-informed moral judgements.

The row is the latest controversy to hit the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), which was set up to vet millions of people working with vulnerable people.

via Innocent people could have lives wrecked by ‘Big Brother’ vetting checks – Telegraph.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 22, 2010.

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