Colin B wrote:
Mountain Mist wrote:They are going overboard, in this day and age, which is wrong.
Things don't work out as planned !
Remember the Soham schoolgirls murdered by paedophile Ian Huntley
He was their school caretaker.
The public demanded tighter checks on those employed working with children.
The result ?
A caring parent driving their child to school had to have a police check
if they included a child from another family !
Daft, I call it.
This is awful, Colin, I don't recall it being reported at the time in Australia, due to the horrific nature, I am sure it was. Some things I have to block out. Those poor little girls.
It is outrageous that his girlfriend was released two years later.
Here, the caretakers have to be given direct permission to take little children home; older children, as far as I know, it is still the case that anyone can take them home from school.
The security checks in the UK, by what you say, have gone too far.
There was self filled out paperwork introduced in Australia, around 2007 to 2008, if working with children in any capacity, which produced a Blue card.