The Home Secretary went on to say that the protection of children and vulnerable adults would from here on focus upon "common sense" rather than the measures Labour introduced.
She said that "what we have got to do is actually trust people again [and that the philosophy behind the setting up of the ISA was based upon an assumption that] you were assumed to be guilty, in a sense, until you were proven innocent and told you were able to work with children." A review into the Vetting and Barring Scheme was published on 11 February 2011.
This made recommendations for the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority into one non-departmental public body, responsible for barring individuals and completing criminal record checks.
Under the Protection of Freedoms Act, the new scheme will not require registration, nor in most cases will any details be retained on a database.
The ISA was to oversee a new Vetting and Barring Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which was to have required all those working with vulnerable groups to undergo an enhanced vetting procedure before being allowed to commence any relevant duties.This register – perhaps supported by a card or licence – would confirm that there is no known reason why an individual should not work with these client groups.The new register would be administered by a central body, which would take the decision, subject to published criteria, to approve or refuse registration on the basis of all the information made available to them by the police and other agencies.On 15 June 2010, the new coalition government Home Secretary Theresa May announced that plans under which all new applicants for jobs working with children and the vulnerable along with those changing posts would have to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority were being halted and that the Vetting and Barring Scheme would be severely "scaled back".This will save the UK taxpayer around £100 million a year.
The responsibility for judging the relevance of police intelligence in deciding a person’s suitability would lie with the central body" Of note in this recommendation is the use of the double-negative, "no known reason why an individual should not work with these client groups".