A controversial database which holds the details of every child in
England has become available to childcare professionals for the first
ContactPoint, a response to Lord Laming's report following the death
of Victoria Climbie, is beginning its national roll-out in the north
But the system, costing £224m, has been delayed twice amid data
The government says it will enable more co-ordinated services for
children and ensure none slips through the net.
But in 2007, a report into the project by auditors Deloitte and Touche
said it could never be totally secure.
Last summer ministers delayed the database, admitting there were some
"issues" identified in testing.
Solicitor and Trainer
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