The new UK Government has promised to review and scale back plans for the vetting database. As the organisation that has led the campaign against the Vetting Database, the Manifesto Club welcomes this change in political mood – but we want to push things further. We call for the government to scrap the vetting database for good.
This Manifesto Club clubnight will be a gathering for all those who have been involved with our Campaign Against Vetting over the past three years – to analyse the growth and meaning of vetting, and to share views on how over-cautious child protection regulation can be challenged. If you only make one civil liberties meeting this summer, this should be it. Asserting ourselves as a coherent lobby against the vetting database has never been more important. Join us to pursue the campaign.
Speakers include : Josie Appleton (convenor, Manifesto Club), Johnny Ball (science writer and former children’s TV presenter), and Mervyn Barrett (NACRO crime reduction charity).
When: Tuesday 29 June, doors open 7.00pm (debate starts at 7.30);
Where: Function room @ The Slug and Lettuce, 5 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BG
Cost: Free for Manifesto Club members; £5 non-members. (Join the Manifesto Club.)
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