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Plan for children database is scrapped

Contentious measures to safeguard children in the Isle of Man have been dropped.

The Draft Children Bill contained a number of proposals, including plans to create a database with details of every child on the Island.

However, it will now not proceed in its present form after more than three quarters of the respondants to a public consultation expressed opposition.

Minister for Education and Children, Eddie Teare, says his department has listened to the public:

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