Independent Safeguarding Authority: Christian teachers or charity workers could be targets of malicious allegations

Independent Safeguarding Authority: Christian teachers or charity workers could be targets of malicious allegations

People with strong religious views could be banned from looking after children or charity work under the new vetting scheme because of malicious allegations made against them, it is feared.

The Independent Safeguarding Authority will be able to take into account anonymous claims made by members of the public or newspaper articles when assessing potential teachers or nurses, as well as their beliefs and lifestyle.

It is feared that Christians, who are already under pressure in many workplaces because of their beliefs on homosexuality and family life, could be made the targets of smear campaigns and see their careers ruined.

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