We all all want kids to be safe, but according to Frank Furedi the plan to create a new database of children who visit A&E units will have the opposite effect.
In his latest article which appears on on Spiked Online titled How ‘child protection’ policies harm children he argues that the plan to create a new database of children who visit A&E units will have the opposite effect.
“Recent UK government policies aimed at protecting children have been based on an erroneous assumption – namely that intrusive monitoring of intergenerational relations is the only way to keep kids safe. In truth, such policies – including the mandatory vetting of all adults who work with children – are at best a form of PR, designed to demonstrate that officials take child safety seriously; and at worst, they fuel suspicion of all adults, creating an ever-widening cultural chasm between generations. This can actually diminish rather than enhance the security of young people”
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