Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The ContactPoint debate takes off at last

I have expressed my surprise in an earlier post that the Government’s online directory of children’s services, the "ContactPoint" database, has not attracted more attention and media coverage. Well, at last, the day after the Government announced the first steps to activate ContactPoint, parents, security experts and opposition parties have eventually found their voice. The database will contain details of all 11 million children living in England and will be available to at least 330,000 workers in the education, health, social care, youth justice and voluntary sectors.

For more, see the following stories

Independent schools are required by law to provide a certain amount of pupil and parental information to the DCFS for the ContactPoint database, although the precise details of how this will be provided have not yet been made available.

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