At least 250 paedophiles are actively looking for volunteer work in youth and sports clubs, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.
The paedophiles are able to exploit the lack of co-ordination between the thousands of clubs and societies, according to a study by NOV, the Dutch volunteer workers’ organisation.
At the moment volunteers are not required to have an official ‘certificate of good behaviour’, nor do volunteer groups have access to the new national data base of convicted child sex offenders.
The Dutch sports umbrella body NOC*NSF recieves some 85 to 100 complaints about paedophiles a year, the Volkskrant said.
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