Private tuition company founder supports expansion of offender disclosure scheme across the UK
Adam Caller, education consultant and founder of leading global private tuition provider Tutors International, welcomes the expansion of “Sarah’s law” across the UK following successful trials in several counties
[UKPRwire, Mon Aug 16 2010] Adam Caller, founder and senior partner of Tutors International LLP, a leading global provider of full time private tutors has announced his support of the expansion of Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme across the UK. The disclosure scheme, more commonly known as "Sarah's Law", has undergone a successful trial in Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Hampshire and Warwickshire and is to be rolled out across other counties over the autumn of 2010 and spring 2011. For more information, visit www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
"I'm delighted to lend my support to this scheme as I feel it will make it so much easier for parents and organisations that provide services to families to check whether someone is safe to work with their children," said Adam. "At Tutors International we undertake rigorous background checks for every private tutor we employ, and I know how complex and difficult that process can be. It's simply beyond the means of the majority of families, and so the expansion of this disclosure scheme can only be a positive step towards the empowerment of parents and the better protection of children."
A disclosure scheme already exists in America, known as "Megan's Law", although more information is disclosed such as pictures of the offenders and individuals are free to pass on information to others in their community. "I have taught in America and make frequent trips to visit American clients, and there have been no incidences of vigilantism, the fear of which delayed the introduction of the scheme in the UK," Adam commented. "Instead, communities are safer and parents are able to protect their children through knowledge rather than suspicion. Any change in the law that empowers parents in this way, and makes it easier for professional groups with regular child contact to obtain information that isn't always covered by an ECRB check is most welcome," Adam concluded.
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International is able to source the best international tutors including multilingual travelling teachers to accompany families travelling around the world, or those whose lifestyle necessitates frequent travel, in order to maintain consistency in education in extraordinary circumstances.
Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child's needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children's educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.