Would people rather there is nothing like a CRB check and then wait until someone offends?
To you, me and probably everyone on this forum it has no use, we all have done nothing, we never will, however if there isn't some sort of check then anyone who has offended would be free to do it again right?
I would love one check every couple of years with a reference number, that I could give to whoever wanted to employ me and then they could check on a database, that could be updated constantly if someone did offend, but as it isn't available I will just have to carry on doing CRB's, where I am about to work, at a Local Education Authority residential centre it is compulsory, I can't disagree with them on that and I don't want to. All the staff are checked, so are the parents who come to the centre to assisst with groups, no problems with kids still going though.
Hear, hear to the last three posts, I am absolutely against CRB checks and have been vocal on here in the past on the subject. They are an industry of irrelevance preventing nothing and costing industry and tax payers too much for any minute benefit they might yield. There must be a better way. I was really relieved when the government shelved the new ISA, thet was going to be a nightmare.
I refuse to have a CRB check. I am our club's welfare officer and anyone who suggests I may not be fit for the post could be open to a libel or slander action.
I just filled out a CRB form and the ISA stuff was on there, so I don't think it was scrapped Adrian, or it is optional I'm not sure. Why would the fact people would ask about a CRB cause you to straight away think of libel or slander, it's the same as do you have a driving licence or coaching qualification surely? I'm not saying you are unfit for the post, just asking why it would offend?
I think too much weight is put on CRB being the end of it. People still need to use their own judgement, and still do I think.
I also never said a CRB should be the only thing used to defend against abuse, I mentioned the child protection courses and education of others. I think employers are very vigilant and so are other adults.
Just because something is quick and easy to do doesn't make it right. Just because something appears to reduce a tiny risk does not mean you should do it.
If you could prevent a 'tiny risk' while on the river, i'm sure you would take steps to safeguard against it, why not treat children the same.