With all the existing checks and balances abusive practices still continue to occur so no one should ever consider to reduce the existing checks and balances. If there are to be changes made then these changes should strengthen these, not make them weaker.
Those persons who are deemed to be vulnerable need the total protection of extensive Safeguarding Procedures and Practices forever and a day.
I first published this article 7 years ago. It’s unfortunate that so many people still fail to understand the need for robust Safeguarding processes, especially when the same people often express mock outrage at child abuse cases that the Safeguarding system attempts (& often manages) to prevent.
Child and Adult Protection have become increasing concerns over recent years. Several high profile incidents involving abuse of vulnerable people have prompted UK society to look again at the systems we have in place to safeguard those who need it most.
Social media currently features ill-informed and often frankly unconvincing outrage on behalf of Rachel Booth, a school dinner lady who attended a rally organised by Tommy Robinson (EDL founder & notorious Islamaphobe).
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