I run a small voluntary organisation for families with children and adults with autism and aspergers in Redbridge (STAAR). We depend on volunteers to run our 2 afterschool clubs which are free to users. All of our volunteers have CRB checks as they are teachers, special needs asssistants, carers for crossroads etc. Some of them have 3 or 4 CRB checks. Why do they need an additional check for our group? The expense and time spent on getting these checks is seriously impeeding our efforts to provide a service. With the cuts coming, the voluntary sector will be needed to plug the gaps. Getting rid of this duplication will greatly help groups like ours do this.
Julie rennie (STAAR- Supporting Together those with Autism and Aspergers in Redbridge