Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Another raking from the pig-pen at Folly Farm

Here's one for future history books.

Both the following things have occurred within the organisation I work for in the past few days.
  • Two parents accompanying their respective disabled children and sleeping in separate lockable dormitories were turned away from a residential kids' weekend because they did not have a CRB (police) check in place.
  • A 15 year-old girl going for the first time to Spain as part of a youth group is staying alone with a local family for a week with no police check required.
In both cases my organisation complied fully with the regulations.

I think this is evidence to bear out my suspicion that the purpose of regulations like these and much health and safety legislation is not to protect people but to avoid litigation.

Let's all be open about it.

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