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Old February 16th, 2013, 09:44 AM   #31
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Re: CRB check for weddings.

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The vicar sounds like an imbecile ... It's reasons like this that wind me up doing Event videography.

The only person that needs to double check your skills and who you are as a person is the bride/groom employing you.

NO BODY ELSE.
+1 James, I couldn't agree more!

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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #32
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Re: CRB check for weddings.

The vicar could apply for a check on you, in the same way that a school/college can do it for guest speakers who may have close contact - think swimming coaches, dance specialists etc.

While I fully concur with everyone on how daft this appears, examples keep appearing all the time of people suddenly being revealed as having trouble in the past, and currently working with vulnerable people. If these people had had the check before employment, they'd not have got the job. This kind of makes the idea of the check sensible - but in this case, where exactly is the risk? There isn't one as far as I can see. A wedding seems the most unusual location for any form of 'incident'. Or maybe the vicar had to have one himself, and wants to make others suffer too!

Annoying too - because if he did the check, the video guy would have something positive for his CV - CRB checked!
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Old February 17th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #33
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The vicar could apply for a check on you, in the same way that a school/college can do it for guest speakers who may have close contact - think swimming coaches, dance specialists etc.

While I fully concur with everyone on how daft this appears, examples keep appearing all the time of people suddenly being revealed as having trouble in the past, and currently working with vulnerable people. If these people had had the check before employment, they'd not have got the job. This kind of makes the idea of the check sensible - but in this case, where exactly is the risk? There isn't one as far as I can see. A wedding seems the most unusual location for any form of 'incident'. Or maybe the vicar had to have one himself, and wants to make others suffer too!

Annoying too - because if he did the check, the video guy would have something positive for his CV - CRB checked!
Sorry Paul but I still don't see on what legal basis a vicar could apply for a CRB check on a videographer. He is paid to supply a service to the couple in the same way that the videographer is. The videographer is contracted to the couple and the vicar is not responsible for the protection of their guests. Neither can he as an individual apply for a CRB check on another individual.

A school on the other hand is a completely different situation, as in the circumstances that you refer to, the school is an organisation who are responsible for the safety of children at that school. The videographer is unlikely to be in as close proximity to the guests at a wedding as the guests are themselves, so should a CRB check be made on all guests just incase?

I think including 'CRB checked' on a videographers CV is just as likely make prospective clients wonder why he needed to be checked in the first place. It's a bit like putting 'This Man is not a Child molester', what's the point?

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Old February 19th, 2013, 07:46 AM   #34
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Re: CRB check for weddings.

Realize, I'm across the ocean.

Over here, churches (Dioceses) often have written policies mandating certain requirements pertaining to the safety of children etc. Background checks, and special training, are mandatory at the church where I'm a member. The vicar may only be following church policy. The background check actually may have nothing to do with copyright at all. More likely, it's something to do with a written security policy.

Occasionally, corporate clients and government agencies, for instance my county's school board, also require background checks for videographers. And they require them. That doesn't mean they will help you obtain one.
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