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A female nursery worker was at the centre of an investigation into a paedophile network after she was arrested over child pornography allegations.
Vanessa George, 39, who lives in Plymouth with her husband and two teenage daughters, was detained at home at dawn on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children.
Should we ask for back police background checks of anyone who is associated with children.
Can I refuse to apply for a CRB check?
Yes. However, there are some posts for which a CRB check is required by law. If you refuse to apply for a CRB check in this instance, the organisation may not be able to take your job or licence application any further.
Are disclosures compulsory for all relevant positions?
CRB legislation itself does not make it compulsory for organisations to make CRB checks for each relevant post. However, it is a criminal offence to knowingly offer paid or unpaid work with children to someone who is disqualified from working with children or to allow them to continue doing such work.
There is nothing worse than a crime involving a sexual act with a child. You steal that child's soul and innocence away when you do that and make a damaged person. Life in prison isn't enough for these people. A lot get out after 12-20 years and get to go on with their lives while the child that they harmed has to live with that forever.
Originally posted by tristar
Okay this is [snip] out of control, what else would a parent need to do to make sure his or her children are safe from these sick mentally disturbed people. Should we ask police for background checks of anyone who is associated with children.
[edit on 10-6-2009 by 12m8keall2c]
Some of the indecent images of children which triggered the arrest of a Devon nursery worker were taken inside the day care unit where she was employed, police have said.
Vanessa George, 39, was charged with seven offences including making and distributing indecent images of children and sexual assault