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House of Commons Hansard
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Children: Protection
26 November 2009
Volume 501
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on children: protection, on what ground each of the 34 appeals was upheld. [300708]

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[holding answer 23 November 2009]: Information on appeals, including the detailed judgments and the reasons for decisions issued by the Tribunal, can be found on the First-Tier Tribunal's (FTT) website at

www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk.

The judgments issued by the FTT set out the facts of each case, the evidence presented by the Appellant and Respondent during the hearing and the FTT's reasons for its judgment.

In general terms, the burden of proof lies with the Secretary of State as Respondent. The FTT upholds an appeal if it considers, on the balance of probabilities, that

(i) in List 99 appeals, the Secretary of State's direction preventing an individual from working with children is not appropriate; and

(ii) in PoCA appeals, it is not satisfied that the individual was guilty of misconduct which harmed a child or placed a child at risk of harm and that the individual is unsuitable to work with children .

Since the reply given on 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 107W, the Tribunal has re-heard (upon instruction from the High Court) one appeal which had been previously allowed and was included in the 34 appeals reported in that answer. As a result of the Tribunal's decision in this case to dismiss the appeal on re-hearing, the total number of appeals allowed by the Tribunal is now reduced to 33.

Judgments, containing the reasons for decisions, for each of the 33 appeals upheld by the Tribunal can be accessed at the following addresses:

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1014

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=882

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1011

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1012

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1003

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1010

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1002

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1008

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=275

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=341

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=342

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=906

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=297

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=303

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=345

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=274

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=396

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=288

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=354

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=361

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=965

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=379

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=433

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=880

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=949

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=977

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1038

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=974

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=888

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=1039

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=196

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=199

http://www.carestandardstribunal.gov.uk/Public/View .aspx?ID=137