Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by woogleuk
I would think a large number of people who work with children are molesters since that is the jobs they would religiously seek.
Well that's a wrong assumption, firstly.
At least where I live, you need a national police clearance certificate AND a working with children certificate, both of which cost a lot of money and
the working with children clearance is not given until you are about to engage work with an organisation and it is at the request of the organisation
that it is supplied - you can't just go get one.
So there are measures in place to put a halt to those bastards who want to get access this way. Sure it happens, mostly from places where there are no
regulations or where old policies are still in place.
I know a lot of people who are seeking to work with children, children at risk, and these are mothers, single parents, people who've had involvement
with children who have been abused... I would say that if you were to say to them, what you say in the above quote, you'd be rendered gender neutral
Most of the abuse comes from family or friends of the family. At least in this day and age there are plenty of beurocratic policy to make it difficult
for someone with that bent to get into that line of work. Unless they're brand new and have it all planned out... highly unlikely.. people with that
mind set would have been recorded as being as such and be in no position to get access.
I do repeat though, this is where I live. I have no idea how it works elsewhere. And I hear time and time again how things don't seem to follow
common sense logic in some places.. so .. who knows.
It takes me a lot of energy to remain emotionally calm when we're discussing child abuse in my study. Be it neglect, emotional, physical or sexual.
Someone seeking to enter that line of work and having to go through this type of education, surely would be setting off alarm bells by their attitudes
alone I would have to think. We're not in a sterile environment before some of these people will get to work with children. It's a close, formed
group, and I'd hope it would be easy to spot.
If you're merely referring to baby sitters, etc etc, who would not require clearance and qualifications before working with children, I have no idea.
Don't let your kids be around strangers or adults you are not sure about and who you have no way to check on... let alone some celeb who wants to be
alone with them...
I still think that some parents should not be parents. some of the things I hear make that so blatantly clear. Some human beings are not capable of
raising children. Just because they can, does not mean they should. Especially when they simply cannot determine the best way to raise that child
safely into adult hood.
I noticed when I looked up the registered sex offenders in our town, the ones who are pediphiles almost all have a beard and mustache or sometimes
just one or the other. I think the facial hair is interesting to the kids but also I guess it can hid your face and you can look very different as
soon as you shave.
edit on 29-8-2013 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)
Yep, so as I sit in a room full of people wanting to engage with children in the child protective servies field, my beard will be all the proof
required to prove that I'm a pedo. Thanks for the good advice there. Have you told everyone around you about it?
Beards, guys, makes you a pervert.
Pretty sure all serial killers are blonde too...