Volunteering for schools and other organizations that serve children just got easier with the introduction of LiveScan, a new technology that processes fingerprints more quickly.
The RCMP detachment in Coquitlam can now process Vulnerable Sector (VS) checks in eight to 10 days rather than several weeks or even months.
That's a good thing.
People wishing to help out with sports teams, youth organizations, schools and clubs shouldn't have to wait too long to get their names cleared. It's bad enough they have to go through these motions but thanks to a few rogue adults who misused their trust and positions, VS checks are a safety precaution.
LiveScan makes it easier and less time-consuming but parents thinking about volunteering at their child's school or another organization should get their checks now to avoid a backlog.
It's a hassle, maybe even overkill, but if they prevent even a single episode of child abuse, these checks are a sensible thing to do.
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