Re: Child Protection Act Fact Sheet 1993-12-20 (fwd)
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Tue, 21 Dec 1993 10:49:35 -0600
> Thanks for posting this. It sounds like this database could be used
> as part of a background check on "employed" child care workers, but
> does it also apply to volunteer workers? As COR, I have the
> responsibility for checking out new adult applicants. Would
> I have access to this database? Can I get on-line access or
> will it operate at the usual government paperwork speed (inversely
> proportional to the speed of light)?
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According to my "TV" coverage last night, yes volunteer workers can also access
this database to screen applicants, and our council offices will most likely be
hooked up to it. However, remember this is just put into place, it will take
time to set up the computer systems, etc. to get the data in, and the
procedures in place so that access can be made.
BSA council executives have ALWAYS (even before our current "Youth Protection")
had the right to access such information through the police force, but rarely
do, since all that accomplishes is criminal records, if any. That would not
find the abuser who never got caught.
The COR is, indeed, the volunteer who signs and takes the responsibility for the
person joining a BSA unit. I am very pleased to read that there are CORs who
know that -- they are notoriously left out of such communication links, as most
do not function not because they do not want to, but because they do not know
they are supposed to and how.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City