Re: Background Checks
Ken Pulford (kpulford@IDS.ON.CA)
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 04:09:44 -0400
At 09:59 AM 9/18/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I am having a problem, I would like to post to the wisdom of the list.
>In the past our CR (also IH), The fire chief sent adult leader apps. to the
>police department for background checks. Recently he has been advised that
>this is no longer allowed by the National Crime Computer people. I work
>part time for state police, so I know that this is true.
The screening process in Canada has taken a drastic change in establishing
a security system in regards to adults working with the youth.
>He has refused to sign off leader apps, being concerned about the liability
>he encurrs without being able to run criminal history checks.
>My DE has suggested that we go to an outside source to run security checks.
The police check that we are to use cost the adult in question upto and
including $60.00 Protocol here says the adult must take a letter from the
Commissioner to a law enforcement agent to authenticate the request.
> This could cost upwards of $10.00 a shot. I do not see how we can ask a
>parent who is already being asked to pay for registration, to pay for the
>security check. And I am not sure the Pack and troop can afford it.
>PLEASE!!!!!! Tell me what your procedures are for background checks on
>Kevin S. Woods
>Scoutmaster Troop 111
>Daniel Webster Council
>Historic District DWC Training chairperson
The only problem with the security check is in the case of a female. If a
female has 6 convictions for child molestation and she gets married today.
Tomorrow, this same female gets married because of the marriage and the
name change; her search would come up clear.
We got lucky, the RCMP detachment near here has heard the plight of the
scouters and is giving us all a free search this year.
The other way to look at it is - Is the safety of the child worth $10 dollars
Yours in Scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City