Friday, June 1, 2007


Men helpers ‘fear paedophile tag’

‘Just over one in 10 men do not volunteer to work with children because they are worried people will think they are a paedophile, a survey suggests.

Childrens’ charities NCH and Chance UK also say almost one in five men do not come forward because they would have to undertake a criminal records check. [..]

Work commitments were given as a reason by 59% of those who did not volunteer, and 68% said they did not have enough time.

In all, 13% of the men questioned said they would not choose to volunteer to work with children due to fear of being perceived as a paedophile.’

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