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.
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