[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Background checks for youth.
thegeorg at stny.rr.com
Wed Apr 11 21:45:36 EDT 2007
Thomas Ireland-Delfs wrote:
> So. Now the question must be raised as to whether every autocrat of n
> event having youth activities will need to have a background check and
> how long these will take. Seems to me that the BoD is about to open up
> a bureaucratic can of worms.
Who is paying for all of these background checks? ?
Do I need one for allowing a minor to sit in on any of my classes- which
I'm normally fine with the minor wants to learn, with or without a
parent present. And a 15-year-old is certainly more than capable of
behaving and learning. So are some 8-year-olds. But yes, this depends on
Do I need one to send a minor on an errand like "go fetch your mom" or
"run to my car and get my purse"? (which I can conceive of doing if I
deem it appropriate/necessary). Does the kitchen staff need it for a
minor fond of helping in the kitchen while the parents are elsewhere? A
16-year-old is capable of washing dishes and peeling carrots. So are
some 10-year-olds. What's the line?
Would I need one for me if I take my nephew and leave his parents at
home? What about his friend?
I'm unnerved. I see a lot more chancelor minor offices going vacant
because no one wants the job, and possibly fear of associating with
minors without one, which makes for fewer people welcoming minors and
helping them feel included.
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