School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by willyhilly » Thu May 03, 2018 6:45 am

Amongst a couple of other things I have running a red light on my National Police Report. Would this disqualify me from teaching?
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Post by violet » Thu May 03, 2018 8:20 am

willyhilly wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:45 am
Amongst a couple of other things I have running a red light on my National Police Report. Would this disqualify me from teaching?
Would it? No one knows yet.
Should it? Yes, in some circumstances, for example if you were driving a school bus when you ran the red light.
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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by Heng Heng Heng » Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 am

willyhilly wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:45 am
Amongst a couple of other things I have running a red light on my National Police Report. Would this disqualify me from teaching?
Sure, if you were going for a job as a driving instructor.
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Post by bolueeleh » Thu May 03, 2018 8:52 am

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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by Kammekor » Thu May 03, 2018 8:55 am

that genius wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:52 am
Agree about lying.

However, I don't agree that all crimes merit termination of employment.

I suppose somebody with a legal mind and a strong interest in the children's welfare should be part of the recruitment process, not just leave it up to the boss's ignorant nephew or cousin.
In most countries you have to provide the profession you need the background check for and only relevant items will be mentioned. Whatever is relevant is decided by the ministry of justice. Personally I believe all teachers should provide a criminal background check.
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Post by prahocalypse now » Thu May 03, 2018 9:23 am

Cam Nivag wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:06 pm
that genius wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:27 pm
It could get interesting if they ask owners for CRCs, LOL
Yeah, that would be odd if foreigners disqualified from teaching because they are felons could just start their own schools.
The former Australian politician and convicted child rapist, Keith Wright, moved to Vietnam and ran a language school after he got out of jail. Vietnam is a country that requires foreign teachers to have criminal record checks.

The good news is that Keith Wright is dead now.
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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Thu May 03, 2018 9:29 am

Kammekor wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:55 am
that genius wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:52 am
Agree about lying.

However, I don't agree that all crimes merit termination of employment.

I suppose somebody with a legal mind and a strong interest in the children's welfare should be part of the recruitment process, not just leave it up to the boss's ignorant nephew or cousin.
In most countries you have to provide the profession you need the background check for and only relevant items will be mentioned. Whatever is relevant is decided by the ministry of justice. Personally I believe all teachers should provide a criminal background check.
:thumb: absolutely
wherever my daughter went to school here, ALL teachers had a criminal background check's before they were hired.
All parents want to know their kid is safe, ( at least from the teachers...)
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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by Gilmore » Thu May 03, 2018 1:10 pm

Keith Wright was never convicted of rape. It was unlawful carnal knowledge of students he taught. The prick opened a major language school in Kuala Lumpur and had a regular column in the main English newspaper. The school in Vietnam was probably a branch, so he wouldn't need a work permit. No RIP from me. His successor as Labor Opposition Leader in Queensland was also convicted of similar offences- against his Primary school students!
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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by that genius » Thu May 03, 2018 1:43 pm

richard, your daughter went to school here? Reason I ask is even ISPP had probs, iirc. What school?
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Re: School in Phnom Penh is Starting to Ask for Criminal Background Checks for English Teachers in Cambodia

Post by prahocalypse now » Thu May 03, 2018 3:04 pm

Gilmore wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Keith Wright was never convicted of rape. It was unlawful carnal knowledge of students he taught.
What's the difference between rape and unlawful carnal knowledge?
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