I think if a channel is already encrypted then it should be able to show r18 material

I think if a channel is already encrypted then it should be able to show r18 material, like other people have said sky has a pin protection in place

Why is this idea important?

I think if a channel is already encrypted then it should be able to show r18 material, like other people have said sky has a pin protection in place

FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) calls for repealo of Section 115 Police Act

I am national secretary of FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) www.factuk.org and run their help line. Virtually every day someone rings us over CRB issues affecting Enhanced Certificates of Disclosure. 

At present the law allows Chief Constables to share police intelligence with prospective employers for individuals who require an enhanced certificate of disclosure,

Enhanced CRB's are required by all teachers, care workers, health care professionals, youth workers, workers engaged in community activities with children and/or vulnerable adults/groups – vast numbers of people.

The Chief Constable has absolute discretion to share what ever information he/she feels is relevant. This could include mere gossip, information shared with the police by other agencies e.g social services, or information gathered by the police in the course of their work and irrespective of whether the prospective employer was involved in criminal activity or not.

As a result the police now routinely record the fact that an allegation was made against the prospective employee on enhanced CRBs even though they may have been cleared of any wrong doing by an employer or by a Court.

They also routinely record the fact that a person appeared before a Court even if he/she was found not guilty and was told they leave the Court with their reputation intact. 

Adverse comments on a CRB basically result in that person being unemployable. What is needed is complete repeal of Section 115(7) of the Police Act 1997 or some kind of system which allows for only such information to be placed on it for a limited time (as is the case in the rehab of offenders act)and provides for a proper appeal process. At the moment all you can do is make representation about the content of the disclosure which is invariably ignored. There is no right of appeal. 

THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM WHICH AFFECTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR AND FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. 


For further information you might like to read the report of the Children, Schools and Families Subcommittee Report in 2009 which touched on indiscipline in schools which referred to this matter and the Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Past Abuse in Children's Homes (on which David Cameron served) which was published in 2002. Both these reports highlight some of the injustices felt by carers and teachers on these issues. 

Our organisation FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers)would be pleased to provide further information mailto:sec@factuk.org

Why is this idea important?

I am national secretary of FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) www.factuk.org and run their help line. Virtually every day someone rings us over CRB issues affecting Enhanced Certificates of Disclosure. 

At present the law allows Chief Constables to share police intelligence with prospective employers for individuals who require an enhanced certificate of disclosure,

Enhanced CRB's are required by all teachers, care workers, health care professionals, youth workers, workers engaged in community activities with children and/or vulnerable adults/groups – vast numbers of people.

The Chief Constable has absolute discretion to share what ever information he/she feels is relevant. This could include mere gossip, information shared with the police by other agencies e.g social services, or information gathered by the police in the course of their work and irrespective of whether the prospective employer was involved in criminal activity or not.

As a result the police now routinely record the fact that an allegation was made against the prospective employee on enhanced CRBs even though they may have been cleared of any wrong doing by an employer or by a Court.

They also routinely record the fact that a person appeared before a Court even if he/she was found not guilty and was told they leave the Court with their reputation intact. 

Adverse comments on a CRB basically result in that person being unemployable. What is needed is complete repeal of Section 115(7) of the Police Act 1997 or some kind of system which allows for only such information to be placed on it for a limited time (as is the case in the rehab of offenders act)and provides for a proper appeal process. At the moment all you can do is make representation about the content of the disclosure which is invariably ignored. There is no right of appeal. 

THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM WHICH AFFECTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR AND FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. 


For further information you might like to read the report of the Children, Schools and Families Subcommittee Report in 2009 which touched on indiscipline in schools which referred to this matter and the Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Past Abuse in Children's Homes (on which David Cameron served) which was published in 2002. Both these reports highlight some of the injustices felt by carers and teachers on these issues. 

Our organisation FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers)would be pleased to provide further information mailto:sec@factuk.org

Make Ofcom enforced PIN for movies on Pay TV opt-in

I've been adviseed the PIN I must enter to watch movies at certain times on my Pay TV is foreced on Sky and Virgin by Ofcom
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/broadcast/code08/section1.pdf

This should be optional for those that want it (and have kids).

Apparently it is to protect the children (oh the chirldren).  Well I dont have any so why is the government prying into my home to tell me I must use a PIN to protect non-existent children.

If I buy a beer to put in my fridge should I now also have a PIN on the fridge to protect the non-existnet children in my house from getter to the beer?

Agree there are those that may want this for their family, and the regulation should thus allow an Opt-In ability so those that want it can have it.

But what of those children who will find a way to opt-out thier dads Pay TV?  Well if they work that out then they surely already know the PIN anyway and would already be watching all those bad movies  but with the parents thinking they are safe as the PIN protects everyone.

Why is this idea important?

I've been adviseed the PIN I must enter to watch movies at certain times on my Pay TV is foreced on Sky and Virgin by Ofcom
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/broadcast/code08/section1.pdf

This should be optional for those that want it (and have kids).

Apparently it is to protect the children (oh the chirldren).  Well I dont have any so why is the government prying into my home to tell me I must use a PIN to protect non-existent children.

If I buy a beer to put in my fridge should I now also have a PIN on the fridge to protect the non-existnet children in my house from getter to the beer?

Agree there are those that may want this for their family, and the regulation should thus allow an Opt-In ability so those that want it can have it.

But what of those children who will find a way to opt-out thier dads Pay TV?  Well if they work that out then they surely already know the PIN anyway and would already be watching all those bad movies  but with the parents thinking they are safe as the PIN protects everyone.

Remove the right of council officials to enter OUR private properties without your permission!!

Did you know that council workers have the right to enter YOUR private property without a warrant or YOUR permission!! 

'Inspectors are now legally authorised to enter people’s homes to check  the energy ratings on refrigerators and that hedges are not too high'.

Officials were also accused of covertly monitoring homeowners’ waste disposal and penalising those who were not recycling.

Labour were the government of control. Let's get this disgraceful infringement of our freedom SCRAPPED!!

Why is this idea important?

Did you know that council workers have the right to enter YOUR private property without a warrant or YOUR permission!! 

'Inspectors are now legally authorised to enter people’s homes to check  the energy ratings on refrigerators and that hedges are not too high'.

Officials were also accused of covertly monitoring homeowners’ waste disposal and penalising those who were not recycling.

Labour were the government of control. Let's get this disgraceful infringement of our freedom SCRAPPED!!

R18 TV: Allow adults to see R18 porn on TV with safety controls

It is perfectly legal for adults in the UK to buy sexually explicit straight and gay DVDs and magazines. This is not to everyones taste and controls exist to stop people being offended by R18 films. This strength material is also easily available on the internet and mobile phones. Mediawatch UK, the ANTI porn campaign group estimates that 75% of adult males access internet porn, and that increasing numbers of women do. Clearly it is an important part of many peoples lives. Yet UK TV regulator Ofcom bans R18 explicit sex on TV, even late at night on clearly labelled lockable channels. This is a waste of Ofcom resources (they recently took 3 months to investigate a TV channel where the presenter was wearing the wrong colour knickers: Asian Babes,Bulletin 160). By banning this material Ofcom encourages people to access totally unregulated websites and foreign TV channels that permit acts not legal even in R18 films. By banning R18 explicit sex on TV Ofcom is contributing to marital tension and increasing the number of households that access material that could put children at risk. Since this material is totally legal in the UK if on DVD, in a magazine or on a UK website Ofcom is acting irrationally and against its own principles. Allow R18 strength explicit sex material on late night TV channels that can be locked out now.

Why is this idea important?

It is perfectly legal for adults in the UK to buy sexually explicit straight and gay DVDs and magazines. This is not to everyones taste and controls exist to stop people being offended by R18 films. This strength material is also easily available on the internet and mobile phones. Mediawatch UK, the ANTI porn campaign group estimates that 75% of adult males access internet porn, and that increasing numbers of women do. Clearly it is an important part of many peoples lives. Yet UK TV regulator Ofcom bans R18 explicit sex on TV, even late at night on clearly labelled lockable channels. This is a waste of Ofcom resources (they recently took 3 months to investigate a TV channel where the presenter was wearing the wrong colour knickers: Asian Babes,Bulletin 160). By banning this material Ofcom encourages people to access totally unregulated websites and foreign TV channels that permit acts not legal even in R18 films. By banning R18 explicit sex on TV Ofcom is contributing to marital tension and increasing the number of households that access material that could put children at risk. Since this material is totally legal in the UK if on DVD, in a magazine or on a UK website Ofcom is acting irrationally and against its own principles. Allow R18 strength explicit sex material on late night TV channels that can be locked out now.