Scots act in wake of Huntley case

A blacklist of people unsuitable to work with children is to
include retrospective checks on employees, the Scottish executive
has revealed.

The move comes following the conviction of Ian Huntley for the
murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, who was employed as
school caretaker despite being reported to Humberside police for
offences against women and young girls.

Scottish ministers want employers to pass details to the Scottish
executive of anyone they have ever sacked for misconduct towards

Names are to be added to the list of persons unsuitable to work
with children which was announced in February this year under the
new Child Protection Act 2003 and will come into force in early

Retrospective inclusion on the list will immediately prevent a
person from working with children.

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