Remove the use of CRB checks for parents that help out on school trips etc. Keep them for parents that will have lone contact with children where a teacher is not present, eg running an after school club or helping with one on one reading. Not for a day trips, PTA events etc where there is a crowd of people and it would be impossible for anything to happen.

Why is this idea important?

Since this has been brought in, primary school especially have been finding it difficult to find parent helpers. Most primary schools need parents to join pta's to help with the financial support of the school. Putting up more barriers creates apathy and deters the people likely to help out. If there is a paedophile in the midst of it all, I feel they would do their utmost to be around children whether a CRB form was in place or not. These people can't be deterred, but the innocent can.

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