Vetting costs burden

12th March 2010 at 00:00

The spiralling costs of the Government's vetting and barring scheme in England are likely to be passed on to schools because cash-strapped local authorities will not be able to foot the bill for the Independent Safeguarding Authority, heads' unions have warned. The National Association of Head Teachers estimates that the average cost of the new system will be pound;30,000 for every school.

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