2013-02-12 11:18:43 -
Major New Initiative To Control Pedophiles Launched In Manila & London
The British embassy in Manila is at the heart of two major initiatives launched today designed to further put pressure on pedophiles targeting children in the Philippines and other countries
The two facets of this operation are an internet awareness training program to highlight the dangers of cyber-porn and other such dangers facing children using the internet, and more importantly, the launch of a criminal records certificate relating to any people who have resided in the UK. This is an extension of a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), now known as the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check launched in the UK several years ago specifically to make sure those having sex
crime or violent histories are unable to work with children or vulnerable persons.
The International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) is new weapon to combat the threat of UK sex offenders travelling to other countries and gaining access to children through teaching, charity or volunteering roles.
Many international schools, charities and other agencies overseas do not currently have access to the same level of police checks available to organisations in the UK and this has sometimes enabled sex offenders to gain positions of trust with children abroad.
The British police organization Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) has developed the ICPC along with the British Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Criminal Records Office.
The ICPC is a criminal records check against police and intelligence databases in the UK that reveals any convictions or reasons as to why someone should not work with children. It is similar to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly CRB check) that is required for anyone working professionally with children in England and Wales.
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