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Males v Secretary of State for Education and Skills - List 99 and the importance of public confidence - Care Standards Tribunal 24.8.07

Mr Males's name was placed on List 99 because of a conviction for sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 16. Despite the fact that this happened in 1991, and he had an otherwise unblemished career, the Care Standards Tribunal decided that his name must remain on the list. It accepted that after 16 years there may be a reduction in risk. However it went on to confirm that "we cannot underestimate the importance we attach to public confidence. When the tribunal considers the question of unsuitability, it must look at the factual situation in the widest possible context."

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