• January 28, 2023

Government urged to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot work as tutors

The government is urged to close a loophole in the law to stop convicted sex offenders who tutor children.

The effects of closed schools during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the demand for private tuition.

Although most tutors working for agencies require a DBS check, including those enrolled in the government’s national tutor program, there is no legal requirement for private tutors to have their background information checked before working with children .

‘Sophie’ shares her story with the BBC’s Greg Dawson.

If you have experienced child sexual abuse, sexual abuse, or violence, help and support is available at BBC Action Line.bbc.co.uk/actionline

Jack

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