Cuts cuts and more cuts are inflicted upon us all as we try to save money on waste and profligate spending.. I am all in favour of spending tax payers money wisely and in this climate its essential that some cut backs are put in place. So I have identified one area where some saving might be made.
CRB checks! They are now almost a dirty set of words! Obviously some checks need to be in place though I haven't noticed that crime has been much reduced in the last years....but what is absurd is that sometimes people have to have multiple checks.
I for instance have checks for the work in the Church and another one for being a school governor.
My husband helps out at stroke clubs after his first wife had one. He has to fill in the form several times for each individual club!
The whole system is just plain daft. Surely if you have one check done it should remain in place for all the other things you might need it for.
No one wants to see the vulnerable, young or old harassed in any way....but a simpler system must be possible than the present systems of repeating over and over again that you have had no dealing with the police on any related issues.
It costs us all money each time its done. Over and over again.
If this government was to take just one sensible step, this one way might bring them some much needed crediblity. Ot is that just asking too much?