Sex offenders including paedophiles should be allowed to adopt, Theresa May told

The Telegraph -

Rules which bar sex offenders from working with children are ‘unfair’ and even   convicted paedophiles should have the right to adopt, a leading legal   academic has said.

Helen Reece, a reader in law at the London School of Economics, called on   Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to relax rules which automatically ban sex   offenders from caring for children, saying that this could breach their   human rights.

In an article in the respected Child and Family Law Quarterly, Miss Reece   suggested that reoffending rates were not high among sex criminals, adding:   “despite growing public concern over paedophilia, the numbers of child sex   murders are very low.”

A review is currently ongoing into the Vetting and Barring Scheme, introduced   following the 2002 Soham murders, amid concerns by ministers that it is too   heavy handed.

As well as banning certain offenders, the law currently requires adults coming   into regular contact with children other than their own to be screened.

Mrs May ordered the review amid concerns about the vetting of ordinary   volunteers such as parents who drive children to football practice and   church flower arrangers.


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