New Clause 9 - Registration of private foster parents

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:45 pm ar 15 Ionawr 2002.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Opposition Whip (Commons) 6:45, 15 Ionawr 2002

What my hon. Friend has just said goes to the heart of the matter. As a first step forward—perhaps the only one—before moving to the wider issue of registration, the introduction of police checks would be important and worth while. They have

already been introduced successfully in Kent for people who come over on school placements, and every school in east Kent now collaborates.