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January 17, 2006

Child Abuse II

Perhaps I’m overly cynical:

What must be agreed is that ministers withdraw from taking decisions. The system, as the NSPCC has rightly argued, should be run by specialists, people with real experience of operating child-protection services rather than career civil servants.

Can you say "producer capture"?

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Maybe I'm being cynical, but isn't it strange how the campaign to get Kelly has arisen at the same time as she (and Tone) make an attempt to address the producer capture in the schools system. This looks like a skeleton brought out of the closet to see off a reforming minister......

Posted by: Mark T | Jan 17, 2006 10:07:49 AM

Could you define 'producer capture' for me.

I can guess at its meaning but would like to have it confirmed or corrected before I wade in perhaps wrongly.

Tim adds: That an organisation is run for the benefit of those working in it.

Posted by: Berenger | Jan 17, 2006 10:19:02 AM

Ah, yes, the NSPCC. I remember them.

They probably also remember Victoria Climbie. They screwed up on her case. Then they submitted modified documents to the inquiry to cover it up.

Yes, we really need that sort of professionalism.

Posted by: Paul | Jan 17, 2006 10:19:32 AM

Ah, yes, the NSPCC. I remember them.

Me too. They spent millions on advertising themselves in the same year they complained they did not have the necessary funds to prevent the Victoria Climbie case.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Jan 17, 2006 11:26:35 AM

Yes, I remember them too. They spend millions asking the public for money so they can 'save' children from abuse. When they get a phone call from the public, they record it and pass it on on the local authority children's social work department. To be fair, they were only one of many agencies implicated in the Climbie inquiry, but they've been implicated in many previous serious case reviews.

Posted by: mrs mcmuffin | Jan 18, 2006 12:54:21 AM

I used to contribute regularly to the NSPCC: but not for some years now, for just those obvious reasons. Bastards.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 18, 2006 1:54:09 AM