CRB checks for school sports day

A school in Leicester banned a father from watching his son’s egg and spoon because he didn’t have a CRB check –

An extreme case, perhaps, but not alone – we’ve had reports of demands for CRB checks for parents going on the rugby bus, or attending the school disco as helpers. In many cases these regulations are coming from Ofsted and other bodies. We need to expose the general climate, and official regulations, that lead to schools acting in this way, rather than to blame particular headteachers.