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Felix | Child protection needs more than badly-judged stunts

Preventing the abuse of socially-disadvantaged children 
will take more than a badly-judged stunt, says Felix

16 November 2012

Issues concerning child protection are currently raging in the news. As I write Philip Schofield is reported to have apologised for what was a truly bizarre stunt on television. It is remarkable the conceit of some aspects of the media, that someone who has no responsibility or sense thinks they can vest themselves with some sort of passing responsibility and delude themselves that they are making a meaningful contribution to such an incredibly complicated and sensitive an issue as child abuse. Phillip Schofield is not the only one. Broadcasters and journalists and opinion columnists are sounding off all over the place and over-looking the fact that the country has in place a careful and well-established social services system, child protection system, oh, and a police force and – goodness me, I had quite forgotten – a criminal justice system and also, surprising as it must be to some, the law. All of which in their respective ways deal routinely with...

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