Why are children in care prevented from speaking out if they are being abused? The UK has a child ‘care’ system that prevents children in ‘care’ from reporting institutional abuse:

…..because of a change in legislation being introduced by Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, the media will no longer be able to identify those involved in cases such as the Websters. It will also be illegal for any children currently in care to speak out, even if they feel they are being maltreated.

Does that make sense to you? You remove a child from a family – possibly in error (explained in the link) only to place the child in a situation where he is unable to report any abuse that might occur. Out of the frying pan?

Of course all the restrictions, controls and secrecy are always for our safety and protection! So how is a child in care protected from institutionalised abuse in the UK? Why is this of importancce to the Isle of Man? I don’t know if we ‘harmonised’ with this statute but one thing is for sure: Our child care service is effectively managed by the UK. We import the social workers and the New Working Practices. Don’t we really need to know how competent and squeaky clean these people are?

I’m still getting my head round this. We hand our child care services to the UK on a plate. No discussion, no debate, just a demand for half a million pounds to cover costs, and we don’t even know who we are dealing with. If our next door neighbour has such ridiculous statutes on the books then we have to ask who is really being protected. We know that police checks are inefficient and therefore we simply can’t assume that every person in charge of children is pure as the driven snow. Scrutiny is essential. Secrecy ensures that misdeeds can be hidden.  It seems to me that the NWP were introduced secretly.

Logic tells us that complete secrecy and control will be abused somewhere along the line and the burning question is why we adopt UK practices without question when there are obviously some very questionable aspects and little known issues contained in the UK system.

PS Did we copy and paste this one?


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