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    "A mother has been told she cannot travel to school with her severely epileptic son because she has not been police checked."

    "Jayne Jones used to travel with her son Alex, 14, in the council-provided taxi when she feared he may have a fit. But Merthyr Tydfil council has told her this must stop until she has undergone a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The council said this was a standard requirement for escorting children."

    Huh?

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    I'm pleased in a way, because each insane neurotic decision like this that gets reported must knock another percentage point off ZanuLab's poll ratings.
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    That's pretty spectacularly stupid even for the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
    Someone must have posted this already.

    "A mother has been told she cannot travel to school with her severely epileptic son because she has not been police checked."

    "Jayne Jones used to travel with her son Alex, 14, in the council-provided taxi when she feared he may have a fit. But Merthyr Tydfil council has told her this must stop until she has undergone a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The council said this was a standard requirement for escorting children."

    Huh?
    The truly shocking aspect of this is that her son might, at any moment, need treatment with anti-convulsive drugs. She and her husband are trained in how to administer said drugs, which is why one or other of them needs to travel with him to school, yet the CRB clearance is merely an aspect of the council's policy relating to employed carers, which a child's parents clearly aren't.

    In other words, when the council drafted their policy, it never occurred to them to make provision for the case of a parent with specialist training being able to escort their own child

    And now that such circumstances have arisen, the council don't hold up their hands and say "Oops... we got it wrong and will take steps to modify our policy" - they just insist that their existing procedures and policies must be complied with.

    Fscking bureaucrats... jobsworths by any other name. They need somebody to apply "unavoidable" policies to their expense claims for attending council meetings - they'd soon sort things out then, the chiselling scumbag weasels

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
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    He got to fend for himself someday. What happens on the way home / at school / when his parents are not there. They can't look after him for 100% of his life.

    I'm betting she works close to his school and just wanted the free lift.

    If not I hope the taxi made her walk home other than charging both ways and if its close enough to walk why don't they do it in the first place. Not encouraging being green are they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockpuppet View Post
    He got to fend for himself someday. What happens on the way home / at school / when his parents are not there. They can't look after him for 100% of his life.

    I'm betting she works close to his school and just wanted the free lift.

    If not I hope the taxi made her walk home other than charging both ways and if its close enough to walk why don't they do it in the first place. Not encouraging being green are they.


    ohh - you were trolling - and thee was I getting all upset over nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockpuppet View Post
    He got to fend for himself someday. What happens on the way home / at school / when his parents are not there. They can't look after him for 100% of his life.

    I'm betting she works close to his school and just wanted the free lift.

    If not I hope the taxi made her walk home other than charging both ways and if its close enough to walk why don't they do it in the first place. Not encouraging being green are they.
    If something happens at school then they will have trained staff to deal with the situation.

    Our friend's child was diabetic and the school had to send teachers on course to deal with the injections etc...

    In a bad mood are we SP ?

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    Typical emphasis on largely pointless paperwork, what does CRB prove except you haven't been caught yet? Properly vet and asses the people who are really in charge and don't allow others unsupervised access, especially men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    If something happens at school then they will have trained staff to deal with the situation.

    Our friend's child was diabetic and the school had to send teachers on course to deal with the injections etc...

    In a bad mood are we SP ?
    Ok, what if the taxi picks up another kid on the way.

    There will be a time in his life when he will not be surrounded by trained people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockpuppet View Post
    There will be a time in his life when he will not be surrounded by trained people.

    Sounds like there won't if he's that bad.
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