Sunday, 3 October 2010

dewy pitch
a mother explains
what a CRB check is


Catherine Mackie said...

Is a CRB check an american thing? I'm South African and I can only think that maybe it is something to do with baseball... Please throw some light on it for me so that I can fully appreciate the poem. At present my mind just keeps asking 'what's a CRB check'... I enjoy your poetry. I'm 'following' you and would like to see more frequent postings...

Matthew Paul said...

Hi Catherine,

A CRB check = 'Criminal Records Bureau' check to see if a person who wants to work with children has any criminal convictions. It's a British thing, brought in after the Soham murders about 10 years ago.