'The vast majority of adults who come forward to organise and run youth clubs and groups and other organisations for children and young people do so with the best of intentions and with the best interests of the children and young people in mind.
'Sadly, however, some members of our society seek to become involved in such activities for other reasons. These people must not be allowed to use youth and other groups as a means of obtaining access to children.
'I readily accepted that recommendation and agreed to consult with relevant bodies about how it should be implemented. Preliminary discussions have already been held with the major bodies concerned and the consultation paper which I am issuing today takes account of those preliminary discussions.'
The organisations consulted have been given until 16 May to send in comments. Comments should be sent to Social Work Services Group, Room 43BC, James Craig Walk, Edinburgh, EH1 3BA. END