Ian has given us an update on the Independent Safeguarding Authority:
More details of ISA registration are now available. The scheme launch is being delayed by one year to make sure they get things right (I guess someone’s learnt some stuff from the Heathrow debarkle and they don’t want to have to send 19,000 youth workers to Milan for re-checking). The go-live date is now October 12th 2009* with the one off cost of registration revealed as £64 (for employed workers, volunteers are free), it will take 5 years to work through everyone that needs registration.
There’s a helpful FAQ page here as a Word download: Your Questions Answered – ISA – 2 April 2008.doc.