CRB checking grandparents

The ‘Grandparent project’ is Oxford seeks to involve grandparents in community activities. The project celebrates the virtues of ‘living in a friendly community’, and aims to ‘give a voice to grandparents’. Grandmother Paula Mitty said: ‘I think it would be wonderful for grandparents to be acknowledged for the important part they play in their grandchildren’s lives, especially those grandparents who are carers too.’

Yet these worthy aims are undercut by the details of the ad: ‘All volunteers have to attend our in house training and have a CRB check before they join the volunteer team.’ The weblink for the project is


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