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The launch of a new Government agency will see 11.3million people vetted for any criminal past before they are approved to have contact with children aged under 16.
......In one example, a woman could not kiss her daughter goodbye on a school trip because she had not been vetted.
In another, a mother was surprised to be told by another parent that she and her husband were "CRB checked" when their children played together.
Originally posted by Britguy
Firstly, for many jobs working with young people (amongst other things) there are already simple background checks and adding a criminal records database check should already be in place.
Secondly, why the hell does it need another Government agency - probably with a cushy salary for it's head and the obligatory City office - that requires additional taxpayer money?
I swear this government has expensive consultants dreaming up evermore ridiculous schemes that require more money to be taken from us. The result being a burgeoning state system issuing more and more edicts and jobs for the boys.
I wonder if they'll also have their own independent database and IT infrastructure, outsourced and exposing the millions of checked people to further ID theft and fraud, as well as costing the additional £Millions in setting it up.
Jeez, no wonder the buggers were so keen to disarm us.