Wednesday, 23 September 2009

I'm losing my powers of discrimination

The problem is, I'm losing my ability to detect logic which might lead to irony...

'Parents tend to spend extended periods of time with their own children, they have endless opportunities to abuse them physically and psychologically and yet there is no system in place to identify potential abusers. Unless all parents are included in the vetting process the law will always be ineffective.' (comment on Guardian article)

from the logic that leads to state policy...
That designated local authority officers should:
– have the right of access to the home;
– have the right to speak with each child alone if deemed appropriate or, if a child is particularly vulnerable or has particular communication needs, in the company of a trusted person who is not the home educator or the parent/carer.
In so doing, officers will be able to satisfy themselves that the child is safe and well.
(Recommendation 7, Report to the Secretary of State on the Review of Elective Home Education in England, Graham Badman)

so, logically, but not ironically, doesn't this apply to your home too, whether you home educate or not?


Maire said...

Can't bear to read the comments Grit, even the sensible ones make me sad. I think we've been transported somehow into and alternate universe.

Grit said...

you are right maire; i spent too long today reading the comments of newspaper articles.

memo to self: must get out more.

Theresa said...

Good Lord. That is just nuts.