I remembered during the night that I had still a CRB form to fill in.
This came about three days after my sons death and although I started I made a complete mess of it and had to ask the diocese for another one. It got filed with all the BT stuff on my desk.
I will tackle it this morning but the question really has to be why?
I fully understand the need for a check on everyone who has any dealings with the young and vulnerable but every five years?
Also as a school governor I have to fill in another one. Why?
Surely one would do?
At a previous governors meeting the LEA sent a letter to say only new governors needed to do this and that we could wave the rest through. Common sense !
The bottom line is that they are expensive pieces of paper and have to have the signature of another responsible person.
The whole set up must employ a lot of people.
At my age I am hardly likely to have got a conviction for anything without everyone knowing. Round here if I take my car for an MOT the village knows.
Is it maybe time to exercise some common sense on this issue?
I will make time this morning in between visitors and answering the phone to sit down for an hour and do it. But stress levels are high right now and it's just as nerve racking as having 4 marriage certificates to write out.
My fellow priests will know what I mean!
From all perils of statutory forms dear Lord deliver me.
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