Abolish the CRB and ISA
Why are we now treated as guilty until we prove our innocence? I object vehemently to having to obtain a CRB check if I am going to come in contact with children or vulnerable people.
Criminal records should now be available on a Government wqebsite for all to see. When people are sentenced it is a matter of public record, so what is the problem?
If someone wants to check my record – fine – they can do so. If they are prepared to trust me, then equally – fine. (And of course records can be ammended in accordance with the reqirements of the Rehabilition of Offenders Act).
CRB checks are an insult to the vast majority of British Citizens – so do away with them.
Yes, there will always be a handful of evil people who will commit heinous crimes – but that is no rreason to put the rest of us under suspicion. Nor are CRB checks a guarantee that they won't commit those crimes.
Why does this idea matter?
Because the system is wrong. It offends most of us and it will save the Government money.