The Danish government suggests dropping the criminal record certificate requirement for refugees who want to work at nurseries and day-care centres for children.
In Denmark it is a legal requirement that nurseries, kindergartens and day-care centres for children obtain certificates on all staff that can come in direct contact with children under 15 years.
The certificate must ensure that the employee has not previously been convicted of sexual offenses against children.
But when the country’s municipalities want to send newly arrived refugees to work at day-care centres, it is often impossible to get hold of the necessary information in their home countries. And therefore, the government is now willing to change the law.
“As I read it, the government is on its way to open up for that refugees can be employed in day-care centres without a criminal record certificate. I think it is totally outrageous that one can consider loosen these rules that are intended to protect children from harm,” says spokeswoman Pernille Bendixen (DF) to Ekstra Bladet.
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