Gelert wrote:Sure, child abuse is a terrible thing, but stultifying kids into a dysfunctional relationship with every adult they meet (heaven forfend they interact with someone without a CRB check!) out of paranoia is going to create a lost generation. God knows what they'll think when they themselves become adults.
Yeah, I have to be escourted round schools when I'm doing building inspections cos I haven't had a CRB check yet. As if I'm going to touch up some teenager in broad daylight in a public place with loads of other people around!
Trouble is though, social workers get loads of abuse cos of high profile media cases like 'Baby P', so they are under increasing pressure to investigate any family that seems a bit 'weird'. I very much doubt that a Tory administration would reverse that trend, though they will almost certainly cut funding to schools (so there goes my job!) and social workers (so there goes my sister's).