There will be a review of the entire vetting and barring scheme, with a "scaling back" likely to follow.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, told the BBC:
"You were assumed to be guilty until you were proven innocent, and told you were able to work with children.
All sorts of groups out there were deeply concerned about this and how it was going to affect them.
There were schools where they were very concerned that foreign exchanges could be finished as a result of this, parents were worried about looking after other people's children after school."
The 9 million who would have had to register would have been charged £64 each (£576M in total).
Ker Farking Ching!
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