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More crime prevention

In days gone by, they dealt more firmly with bureaucratsThe Magistrate is irritated by having to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check so that he can volunteer for a charity. He is a JP of twenty years' standing.

This is another example of the madness of crime prevention. In order to prevent a couple of crimes a year, we take a major step towards the destruction of volunteering in the UK. The bureaucracy expands and swells and only harm comes of it.

Of course the government's solution to this will be to increase funding to the fake charities that can't get people to volunteer for them any longer, and the cycle of sovietisation and despair will spiral on downwards.

It will end in tears, I tell you.

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I wouldn't object quite so strongly to the CRB if they did their job properly, but of course it's been outsourced (to Crapita, I believe) and they make lots of mistakes, so no-one can be sure of the result when they get it. If you're unfortunate enough to be a 'false positive', there go your career prospects for at least a decade.

I refused such a check for a small volunteer post in our village school (where I already knew all the staff and my son was a pupil) and argued long and hard with the council, who simply couldn't accept that the result of such a check might be unreliable, so I gave up.
Feb 1, 2009 at 11:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

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