Keeping children safe from community payback people....
Pantone363 · 05/05/2013 19:44
Just received a letter from the school.
Some work will be carried out nearby to the school (cleaning/maintainance) and may be done by the community payback people. If it is done by the payback people then...
"for the safety of the children (from the payback people) any work will be carried out during the holidays"
AIBU to be a bit and a bit at the implication that they are all child snatching, peado criminals just waiting for a chance to steal our kids?
wannabedomesticgoddess · 05/05/2013 19:50
Payback people (odd term that I have never heard before) wont be able to pass a CRB check. That could be for a million reasons which dont always mean they are a danger to children.
But, no CRB means they cannot be around children or vulnerable adults.
jacks365 · 05/05/2013 19:52
Problem is if they were doing the work while the children were there they would all need crb checks. Its standard procedure for community payback work to be done while schools are closed due to safeguarding children regulations and has nothing to do with the people doing the work being unsafe round children but some people will read it that way unfortunately
wannabedomesticgoddess · 05/05/2013 19:56
There are factories in the next town to me that are on the same road as a school. Even employees on the night shift need enhanced CRBs.
Paedophiles can target areas schools are in. The whole group probably arent paedophiles, but one or two could be.
EduCated · 05/05/2013 20:11
Exactly, so I don't understand your comment about they won't be able to 'pass' a CRB and therefore won't be able to be around children
I'd not be too concerned about people who are being supervised and who are a 'known quantity', as it were. At least you know who they are and what they've done.
christinarossetti · 05/05/2013 20:20
It's elf and safety if maintenance and cleaning are involved.
Wherever possible ie if it's not urgent, maintenance and cleaning are done when the children aren't on the premises whoever is doing it.
The letter is poorly worded, but I imagine that in essence it's saying that the school wants to keep screwdrivers, spanners and cleaning fluids away from young children, whoever is using them.
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