A school has banned parents from watching their children take part in sports events – unless they pass a criminal records check. Parents have been banned from watching their children compete at sports unless they have been vetted by police.
The Isambard Community School in Swindon, Wilts., insists all parents must clear a Criminal Records Bureau check to weed out potential paedophiles.
Neil Park, 54, was furious when he was turned away from watching his son George, 12, play rugby.
The father-of-five said: “I was turned away from the school because I had not been CRB checked.
“I couldn’t believe it. Government guidelines state that parents are allowed to watch games…But any strangers can be questioned and requested to show the appropriate paperwork, which is fair enough…
The school introduced the new measure at the start of the term to prevent strangers from accessing other parts of the school from the playing fields.
A spokesman said: “It is with regret that from now on we will be unable to accommodate parents wishing to spectate at our sports fixtures unless they are in possession of an up-to-date Swindon Council CRB check.
You can always count on the Brits to lead the way in Nanny State political correctness.