Well its been an interesting week over on Facebook where I pasted a similar post to the one below about CRB checks and ended up being accused of using base language, going against Methodist Church policy and being the devil incarnate.
All I did was raise the questions I had raised here and then entered into a discussion on their with a number of people. I was accused of undermining the safeguarding process and ended up feeling insulted so after allowing time for an apology from the person (it didn’t come) I pulled the post to avoid the possibility of me slipping into the kind of language I had been accused of using.
I was and still am at a loss to understand how people can so badly misunderstand and misrepresent what one has said. I am not opposed to safeguarding and recognise the need for some sort of process to enable us to ensure vulnerable people are protected but what I have and will continue to argue against is the blind faith that some people place in the CRB system as the be all and end all of safeguarding. It is one tool with in my opinion lots of issues that I detailed in my previous post – when I can be convinced that my worries have no basis in fact then I might too be able to adopt the view that CRB is marvellous, until then I shall try to avoid the people over on Facebook that I got into debate with.