“Current guidance states that parents may employ other people to educate their children and that parents are responsible for ‘ensuring that those whom they engage are suitable to have access to children’. Registration would not of itself prevent those who have a conviction for offences against children, including parents, step-parents or privately-employed home tutors, from home educating children. Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks should be a requirement of registration.”
The governments official Office for the Standards in Education, Child Services and Skills has suggested, very seriously, that ALL PARENTS and STEP-PARENTS have a CRB check if they are going to home educate their children. Not strangers children, but their very own flesh and blood.
They are seriously stating—that for me to be able to be with my children Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm, I would need to have a Criminal Records Bureau check. How insane is that?
What does the government not understand about parents and children? How pathetic are their lives if they cannot understand that most parents will do anything they possibly can to protect their children from harm?
We are not home educating our children to harm them. We do this to give them the best start in life we can.
I defy anyone to find the legitimate reason why the government should make it a requirement that I need a CRB check to home educate my children. My children. Not their children, but mine.
Can they not see the madness this could lead to?
–Will all expectant mothers and every adult in their homes need a CRB check, or the baby can’t stay in the home?
–Will all couples who are to be married need CRB checks if there are step-children involved?
–Will all single parents with new partners need to have their partners CRB checked before allowing them to stay in their home?
–Will all the parents of infants and toddlers, whom the parents decide not to send to state run nurseries from the age of 6 weeks, have to have yearly CRB checks?
The saddest thing about all of this—is how little the general public are going to be up in arms. We’ll hear all the usual nonsense—such as ‘what’s the big deal- if you haven’t done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear.’
How many civil rights and liberties are the UK parents willing to lose because they are sleep-walking through life?
Folks—stop listening to the stupid rhetoric—and get the facts. The government is great on rhetoric, but they willingly choose not to deal with the facts, because the facts wouldn’t support their draconian actions.