In the UK it is customary to assume that a person is "innocent until proved guilty".

CRB Checks do the opposite: They require a person to prove their innocence from past criminal acts before being given the all clear …  and are often inaccurate anyway.

Why is this idea important?

Because CRB checks are costly, inaccurate and restrictive.

Especially so, for example, if volunteers in places such as libraries, museums etc are subjected to them – often putting pertfectly good citizens off helping.

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