Either see below Gil most recent written questions to Parliament or select a category.
S3W-01638: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals are provisionally listed on the Disqualified from Working with Children List.
Answered by Adam Ingram (20/07/2007): The conclusion of individualcases and the arrival of new referrals to the Disqualified from Working with ChildrenList (DWCL) means that the number of individuals provisionally listed in the DWCLvaries over time. On 13 July 2007, there were 62 individuals provisionally listedin the DWCL.
The case management team is currentlygathering information on the matters that led to these referrals not only from theindividual and referring organisation but also from other relevant bodies e.g. police,previous employers and regulatory bodies. Any information received for the determinationpanel’s consideration is shared with the individual.
Individuals are generally provisionallylisted for three or four months prior to a determination panel decision.
S3W-01639: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals provisionally listed on the Disqualified from Working with Children List are employed in a child care position.
Answered by Adam Ingram (20/07/2007): On 13 July 2007, of the 62 individualsprovisionally listed in the Disqualified from Working with Children List, it isknown that five are working in a child care position either in a paid capacity oras a volunteer. The employing organisations have been notified of the individual’sprovisional listing status.
S3W-01640: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that all cases relating to individuals who previously worked at Kerelaw School but who now work for another local authority and who have since had complaints made against them relating to when they worked at Kerelaw will be swiftly investigated.
Answered by Adam Ingram (20/07/2007): Referrals to the Disqualifiedfrom Working with Children List (DWCL) are dealt with on a case by case basis andevery effort is made to deal with them timeously. Each referral is subject to dueprocess as laid down in the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act2003 Determination Regulations 2004.
Where the initial tests for provisionallylisting in the DWCL have been met in terms of the 2003 act, the legislation requiresus to notify any known employer where the individual is working in a child careposition about the individual’s provisional listing status.
Note: This page contains both questions laid by Gil as MSP for West of Scotland (2007-2011, title starts "S3W/O") and Clydebank & Milngavie (2011-present, title starts "S4W/O")