Originally Posted by Tim M
I wouldn't have thought that many workmen were CRB checked!
This shouldn't be an issue as under 16's shouldn't be left alone in a house with people you don't know. Reputable tradesmen should refuse to be left alone in a house with an under 16. A delivery company refused to bring a very large carton (containing a sliding rocking horse) into my son's house as they were not allowed to enter a house that only had under 16's in. My Grandson was 15 and a half and taller than me!
I tutor Maths at the child's house and encourage the parents to wander in and out the room at will. When the child is approaching their GCSE exams I sometimes tutor during Easter hols/half term while the parents are at work in these circumstances I ask the parents AND the child if they are happy with that situation, even though the child may already be 16 or very close to it and the fact that the family have known me several months or a few years if I have tutored other members of the family. This is more for MY piece of mind than the parents.