Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Working with children
I would hope it's similar around the world but, here in Aus, anyone working with children has to have a Working with Children identity card. It's great because it means you've had a police check and have been able to prove that you haven't been convicted of an offence against children. Of course, that doesn't mean you HAVEN'T assaulted a child, it just means you haven't been CAUGHT. Anyway, the thing I've noticed with these cards - although I haven't had to get one, Lady Hem and friends of hers have had to get one for Life Saving - all the photos that I've seen make anyone who's working with children look like a paedophile. I mean, come on, you're being checked to see if you are a registered sex offender; why suffer the ignominy of LOOKING like one on your card? And the cards last for five years, it isn't as though you can have another photo in six months time or something. In honour of these, we've now christened these cards, the 'Working with Paedophiles' card. Coming soon, near you. Be afraid.