Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Aid Sector: Safeguarding

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Penny Mordaunt MP, The Secretary of State for International Development on 20 Feb 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"Following the International Development Committee’s hearing this morning, a number of areas for immediate action were raised. One was about charities’ ability to do a Disclosure and Barring Service check—formerly a Criminal Records Bureau check—for all their workers. Will the Secretary of State take immediate action to ensure that they can do that by including them as a regulated class of profession? Secondly, we were told today that Interpol is ready to open up a register but lacks the finances to do so. Will the Secretary of State ensure that we put all resources into Interpol to make sure that that register is open, to stop paedophiles working in this sector?
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Penny Mordaunt MP, The Secretary of State for International Development
"The summit on 5 March will consider what we think needs to happen in the UK aid sector, so it might look at such checks or accreditation schemes and what form they should take. When I was in Stockholm I also touched base with the National Crime Agency’s liaison officer to Interpol and discussed the issue briefly. Funding an Interpol system might not be the answer, but this is an important issue and we cannot deliver our work unless we can ensure that the vulnerable are protected, so we need to resource that."

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