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List 99/Register of Sexual Offenders

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SueW · 11/01/2006 22:15

Story here

WTF is going on with this? I thought CRB checks were supposed to be the be all and end all which would prevent dodgy people working with kids.

I've never been convinced that CRB checks were anything more than a money-making scheme for some buddy of Tony Bleurgh who has no doubt set up yet another crap IT system and this doesn't give me any more confidence.

CRB had done 7m checks by August last year. According to their website they are doing approx 1m every 4-6 months at around 30 quid each (the 'free checks' for volunteers represent only about one tenth of the number of checks carried out reducing their income by GBP7m pa).

ANyway, however I want to rant, the fact reamins that people, even those who have been 'caught' are still working with children.

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edam · 11/01/2006 22:19

Apparently the Bichard Inquiry into the failures of police in the Soham murders recommended that the lists were combined into one list banning people from working with children. But it hasn't been done.

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Hulababy · 11/01/2006 22:19

Not read link but there HAS to be a difference between the sex offenders register and List 99. Not all peple ont he sex register are a danger, esp to children. For example, if a boy of 15 has sec with a girl of 15 - he can be charged or cautioned and he would then be ont he sex offenders register, Now I personally do not think that a 15yo lad having sex with his girlffriend is a crime particularly, and certainly it shouldn't stop him from working with children in the future should he wish too.


However I do think something has to be done. These dangerous people should not be allowed near children. I think a review of the whole procedure, including the inclusion of people on the sex register and list 99, is desperately needed.

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stinkweasel · 11/01/2006 22:22

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Ailsa · 11/01/2006 22:33

I think that this review would never have happened if Ruth Kelly hadn't made an error.

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kittyfish · 12/01/2006 11:27

This whole thing started 'cos the guy was viewing images of child porn on the net. Can't believe he was then allowed to work as a PE teacher ffs. What is going on?

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kittyfish · 12/01/2006 11:27

This whole thing started 'cos the guy was viewing images of child porn on the net. Can't believe he was then allowed to work as a PE teacher ffs. What is going on?

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FairyMum · 13/01/2006 08:23

Apparently the school knew why he was on the register. So what if he had a letter explaining he was not a danger. If you view childporn......FFS. Shocking. Heads should roll....

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