Err Vanessa George Assignment

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Vanessa George has been an employee for 3 years at Little Ted’s day nursery in Plymouth. Neighbours describe Miss George as a respectable member of the community, co-workers and parents describe her as being a fun and bubbly person who was easy to get along with. Before starting at Little Ted’s she worked as a classroom assistant in an unnamed school for 6 years.

To make a little extra on her time off she would child mind for local parents in the community. In 2008 Miss George joined a Facebook group “against child abuse” and was still a member of this group while committing her crimes. Miss George has 2 teenaged daughters whose names were not released due to privacy reasons never the less an indecent photograph was found of her 14
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The nursery promised they had done all the legal checks required by the law this was later proven to be true by the police but the damage Due to the incident involving Miss George was already done and quite a few members of society lost faith in the schools and nursery’s which in turn had a huge impact on the businesses which owned them many children were removed from them for a time until society were more confident to return their children to the nursery’s.

An apology was made but this still presented the issue of the decision of why Miss George was employed in the first place, the police reassured parents that the checks were made but Miss George had no prior offences or records on file as this was a first time offence.

Testimony provided by the school which for security reasons remains unnamed stated that they never even had any suspicions about Vanessa George in all the years she was working for them. This testimony supports the possible defence that she had no prior record and that she was not suspected until evidence was found just prior to her arrest.

My personal opinion would be that phones should be kept in the staff office for use only in emergences and personal break times. This eliminates the temptation for any staff to get distracted from there duties of care for the children. As for school/ class trips phones should be turned off at all times only to be used in an emergency to contact parents and or emergency services. Each
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