9:59AM BST 30 Sep 2012
School bans parents watching sports day without criminal record check
"A reminder that parents wishing to spectate at our sports fixtures MUST be in possession of an up to date Swindon Borough Council CRB check.
If you wish to spectate at a sports event the following procedures apply.
Parents wishing to come and spectate regularly at fixtures need to contact Miss Carter.
Miss Carter will send you the relevant links to the CRB site or ask for proof of your current CRB if it is from Swindon Borough Council. (Getting this is free but may take 2-4 weeks)
Once your CRB has been granted you will be able to enter and leave school signing in via reception if you wish to attend a
Unfortunately if you do not follow these procedures we will be unable to grant you access to the school."
Tue Oct 2 2012
Press Statement - CRB Checks
"In light of the recent press coverage regarding CRB checks on parents wishing to watch their children play in sports fixtures we would like to issue the following statement:
Parents are more than welcome to attend to watch sports fixtures at Isambard Community School. However, there is no access to the sports pitches through the main school building. Parents are requested to use the Tadpole Lane entrance where there is ample parking. There have previously been issues with parents and other visitors arriving at the Isambard Way entrance and being annoyed to be asked to drive to Tadpole Lane. However, we are unable to allow visitors access through the school during the normal school day, which includes the enrichment time between 3:15pm and 6pm. We hope this clarifies the school’s position."
School demands CRBs to let parents watch sports matches
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"As a professional body and lead signatory for the Criminal Records Bureau we do not normally comment upon newspaper articles such as this one however, if the report is fully accurate, we believe it is only right to comment upon apparent misconceptions held by both employers and public regarding the issue of CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Disclosures ..."
For more current information relating to Regulated Activities have a look at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/crb/about-crb/crb-pofa-2012/ra-children/ "
School wants CRB check to let dad watch rugby match
PUBLISHED: 18:24, 4 October 2012 | UPDATED: 19:12, 4 October 2012
Sports college bans parents from watching competitive matches because of ‘child protection rules’
"In a letter to parents from Laura Hunt, the director of physical education at the comprehensive school, she said that parents and carers were banned from the school grounds during home matches against other schools.
She said: “We appreciate that parents/carers may wish to come along and watch and support their children.
'However, as a school staff, we have a duty of care to our students and have to ensure that appropriate safeguarding and children protection policies are adopted, implemented and monitored.
'As such, for our students’ safekeeping, we must state that we cannot permit parents/carers or other adults on site at these times, and hope that you will understand and support us in this decision.'"
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