The government has at last recognised that the current CRB checking process if fallible and in many cases not worth the paper it is printed on. We at Floaters have known this for many years.

They are therefore proposing to introduce a supplementary checking process aimed directly at those who are working with children and vulnerable adults.

Details are not yet fully available, but in essence it means people being checked by “trained” specialist assessors on an individual basis.

Watch this space!!