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Government Brings In Ban On Unregistered Blogging And Linking

bloggers-registerBEFORE we get to the Government’s plan to put all bloggers on a register, did you know that the rules that you have to abide by on pain of law also apply to the police? No, of course you didn’t. But some people think they do.

Children’s Minister Vernon Coaker has herd about two detective constables, Leanne Shepherd, from Milton Keynes, and Lucy Jarrett, from Buckingham, who are breaking the law in caring for each other’s children.

Ofsted said the arrangement contravened the Childcare Act because it lasted for longer than two hours a day, and constituted receiving “a reward”. It said the women would have to be registered as childminders.

Ms Shepherd, who serves with Thames Valley Police, offers:

“A lady came to the front door and she identified herself as being from Ofsted. She said a complaint had been made that I was illegally childminding. I was just shocked – I thought they were a bit confused about the arrangement between us. So I invited her in and told her situation – the arrangement between Lucy and I – and I was shocked when she told me I was breaking the law.”

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Posted: 28th, September 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)