Needing CRB Clearance to watch your kids at school events

#1

cpunk

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#2
This will be something that the Headteacher or Governing Body have decided on in a spasm of idiocy which will be quietly dropped when it becomes widely understood within the school community.

As for schools not allowing photos at plays or swimming events: probably the same thing. Not the case at any of the schools my kids have attended and I doubt the parents would stand for it.
 
#3
Surely the problem is not those visiting the school as those already inside it AKA teachers running off with the kids. Dont hear many sports day abductions but teacher/pupil?
 
#4
Chap I know used to walk his dog across school playing fields.Half term took the Grandchild with him and took piccies.He was also with two teachers from the school.
A person reported him and he was banned from the school grounds.
 
#6
It's nonsense like this that is choking the CRB check system. A friend of mine finally managed to break into security contracting, and lost the position as his CRB check didn't get done in time.

He picked up another post soon after, so not the end of the world, but he was totally destroyed for the few weeks it took to get it.
 

CountryGal

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What's worse is that the school will end up paying for the checks diverting funds from the children - its really hard to get a crb without a body/group sponsoring it - so I've had to have two one for the scout group one for the school governing board - same person same company who do the checks but two fees


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Chap I know used to walk his dog across school playing fields.Half term took the Grandchild with him and took piccies.He was also with two teachers from the school.
A person reported him and he was banned from the school grounds.
And I bet he was banned because he had a dog with him, not because he took pictures! Taking dogs on playingfields is a problem with school governors as there is a risk of the dog having worms which can lead to a child being permanently blinded if they get into the childs system through dog feacese. This warning to Governors was put out by local councils many years ago and still applies. To some extent as a former school governor I agree with it, but as for parents being banned due to CRB checks and pictures being banned is pure extremism by idiotic Heads. You may find that the head in banning parents not having CRB checks is breaking the parents Human Rights, as CRB checks were put in place for people WORKING either volluntarilly or paid with children and vunerable people, NOT PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS! The school and Head is very wrong in this decision.
 
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What's worse is that the school will end up paying for the checks diverting funds from the children - its really hard to get a crb without a body/group sponsoring it - so I've had to have two one for the scout group one for the school governing board - same person same company who do the checks but two fees


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#13
And I bet he was banned because he had a dog with him, not because he took pictures! Taking dogs on playingfields is a problem with school governors as there is a risk of the dog having worms which can lead to a child being permanently blinded if they get into the childs system through dog feacese. This warning to Governors was put out by local councils many years ago and still applies. To some extent as a former school governor I agree with it, but as for parents being banned due to CRB checks and pictures being banned is pure extremism by idiotic Heads. You may find that the head in banning parents not having CRB checks is breaking the parents Human Rights, as CRB checks were put in place for people WORKING either volluntarilly or paid with children and vunerable people, NOT PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS! The school and Head is very wrong in this decision.
He's walked dogs there for years-always clears up the crap.
 
#14
He's walked dogs there for years-always clears up the crap.
At first I had a "WTF" moment reading your post, but Chunkies reply makes perfect sense and I can understand the schools position. Not neccesarily support it, but I can understand it.

Your friend may tidy up after his dog, but others won't and if the school becomes aware of him exercising his dog there, then appying a blanket rule seems fair. Also, toxoplasmisis could still contaminate the area even if he has cleaned up after himself
 
#15
I refer my M'learned ARRSEr's to my previous post about idiotic blanket CRBing some three years ago. Things don't change

Fat_Cav said:
After being (reluctantly) voted onto my kids Scout Group commitee and attended one of their more boring meetings and trying to look interested, there was one statement that caught my attention. Nonchalantly one of the leaders asked when they were going to CRB All the parents. It was agreed just after Christmas all parents would be given CRB forms and would be expected to fill them out and submit them on the evening.

I asked what authourity it was to CRB all parents and they quoted the Scout Organisation. "OK" I said, "as it's not a requirement to complete a CRB unless the parent is undertaking a event/visit, then what will you do if someone either fails or refuses?" the reply was that a list would be held of non-cleared (sic) parents and they won't be allowed to participate or attend any Scout/Cub/Beaver evenings or events and are only allowed to drop their child off and then leave the building :eek:

None of them saw any difficulty in, was is tantamount, to calling parents paedo's or unfit to be with children. I was absolutley gobsmacked.

Fecking do-gooders who feel that uneccasary intursion and infringement is justified and almost said that if they don't agree then they shouldn't be trusted. cnuts!
http://www.arrse.co.uk/current-affa...lassify-all-uk-adults-paedos.html#post2839765
 
#17
CRBs are the latest money spinner; for each place requiring a CRB, a seperate one has to be done, rather like sitting a driving test for each car you own. At one stage I had three for three different posts including voluntary work.

The justification for them is flawed, it wouldn't have stopped the Soham murders, nor the ring of nursery nurses doing a sideline in kiddy porn, nor indeed anyone who hasn't been caught, or commits a crime the next day. I don't know if there is any requirement for your place of work to be informed of any trial you might have gone through, but I doubt it.

I think they are just another way for the authorities to show who's boss, under the guise of 'Its for your own good, know your place and do as you're told'.
 
#18
It's plain and simple paranoia - every aspect of society in our country is now firmly in its grips. What everyone seems to have forgotten is that the number of paedos is actually miniscule - a very small percentage of our population.

There was a case in point a couple of years ago where a locally well-known professional photographer was taking pictures in a park and a mother confronted him and accused him of "stalking" her child in a play area. On her insistence it eventually got to court, but the photographer was cleared. But it destroyed his confidence in our legal system and he left the country a short while later. The point is that any parent can accuse another person of such activities these days and get away with it. Sobering.
 
#19
It's plain and simple paranoia - every aspect of society in our country is now firmly in its grips. What everyone seems to have forgotten is that the number of paedos is actually miniscule - a very small percentage of our population.

There was a case in point a couple of years ago where a locally well-known professional photographer was taking pictures in a park and a mother confronted him and accused him of "stalking" her child in a play area. On her insistence it eventually got to court, but the photographer was cleared. But it destroyed his confidence in our legal system and he left the country a short while later. The point is that any parent can accuse another person of such activities these days and get away with it. Sobering.
 
#20
CRB checks are a load of bollocks. My wife used to run Disclosure Scotland and her opinion is that they are not worth the paper they are printed on.

They certainly aren't designed for what most knee jerk idiots think they are for.

People see them as arse coverings that's all, not a real attempt at stopping anything from happening.
 

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