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School sports day ban for father with no criminal records check

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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by LieBuster

i'm so happy to see jobs going in the public sector but it will be pen pushers cutting frontline jobs if we let them

So am I and I work for 'em!!

BTW, thanks for the penpushing parasite remark, because everyone knows that if you work for local authority, you're obviously no good and of no real use to society.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 10:06 AM
I do find all this very odd when my sons school serves booze and munchies at their sports day, and I certainly expect to be able to take pics of my son running whatever race he is in.. So when I read articles like this I wonder if I live in the same country as everyone else.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 10:13 AM
I find this amazing - and almost unbelievable. You mean this school CRB checks all parents?

I am CRB checked with my daughters school - but only because I help out on school trips as an escort. The check costs money and involves submitting your passport etc. It also takes about 3 months to complete.

This school must be seriously rich to check (if its like my school) 400 parents at £37 at time.

If I was a parent of the school I would call this a complete waste of money and wonder why the money wouldn't be better spent on Library books.

For this reason I think we might have a bit of the Daily Mails famous exaggeration going on - and I don't think we have the full story.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 10:20 AM
reply to post by Silk

Or, more likely, the school makes the parents pay for the CRB check, if they wish to take part in any of the school activities that is...

I can almost guarantee that this only applies to the fathers too. It's not politically correct to think that there may be famale paedos

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 10:55 AM
As a parent with children in public schools, I can certainly vouch for the utter stupidity of American public school administers and teachers.

I was in a principal's office, advocating for my child against a bully. I was told by her (and I do quote word for word here) "We don't have any bullies here at Hawethorne...We have active children." Really?! That principal didn't like me very much after that.
My boys aren't allowed to be boys any longer. Mistakes that got me put on a wall for recess earn them suspensions that go on permanent records.

As for the idea that a perv is skulking in...PLEASE! Your kids can be watched the grocery store, at church, at the pool, playing in your front yard.
The school rec room is not an ideal place for a perv to recon your kids, not to mention it's a very monitored and safe location with teachers everywhere!

Having kids in grade school myself,I think background checking parents is an utterly foolish waste of taxpayer money, and totally not surprising coming from the brilliant minds of modern educators.

Also: Are they background checking the moms who show up? Dollars to donuts they aren't!

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 10:58 AM
reply to post by nik1halo

Actually at my daughters school - all parents helpers - male and female have to be CRB checked.

My business recently went one step further and had all the engineers we use to check equipment in schools checked. A first in our industry I believe.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 02:02 PM
Yes, all helpers at schools in the UK must be CRB checked, and annuallly I believe including all support staff - fine.

But a parent attending a function at his childs school?!?

P.S. for the daily mail sceptic here are some more links:

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and for fun forums

As a father of four, its incredible this happened. Insanity.

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posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 11:25 AM
i love british comedy and scifi. and the many contributions to the arts but you have one thing that i pity you for . your runaway bureaucracy it was bad when it was just your government doing it but it has like all cancers creeped through out your whole country. yes i under stand wanting to protect children from unsavory elements but with amount of other adults there it seems unlikely if this man was a cretin that he could do anything without being stopped. i mean seriously this mans child was there he had every right to attend his childs field day. the truth of it is since he was a taxi driver snobby people felt uncomfortable around him.

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