Children’s authors still against vetting database

This piece from the Bookseller shows that children’s authors are still against the vetting database, even though they themselves are largely exempted. The piece includes a wonderful quote from Anne Fine:

“This is still a deeply pernicious and misguided business that is already damaging relations between adults and children, discouraging the varied social contacts that are so necessary in a child’s life, and creating a deeply unpleasant and suspicious society in which most of us no longer feel comfortable. If nine million citizens are still on the list, I think it goes almost without saying that list needs pruning radically yet again.”

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