RCN briefing on the Independent Safeguarding Authority now available
Published: 01 May 2009
The RCN has produced two new briefings covering information on the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
The information has been published prior to the forthcoming RCN Congress debate, ISA - for better or worse? when RCN members will discuss the introduction of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) register.
The Independent Safeguarding Authority register was set up in response to an independent inquiry into child protection measures, record - keeping, vetting and information sharing following the Soham murders in 2002. The register will vet all individuals who want to work or volunteer with vulnerable people in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. In Scotland a similar vetting and barring scheme will be managed by a new Central Barring Unit.
The Independent Safeguarding Authority will replace the current safeguarding legislation and it is expected that the registration costs for nurses, midwives and health care assistants will be £64.
Read the new briefings in: RCN Congress debate 4 ISA - for better or worse?