It is the government’s policy of suspicion towards carers that it is undermining help for older people.
As the Savile scandal reaches a new pitch, key principles of criminal justice are being sacrificed at the altar of victimhood.
With its contagion of accusation and counter-accusation, the Savile scandal has exposed the Salem-style irrationalism of the modern elite.
The only beneficiary of the accusations against Savile is the suspicion-spreading child-protection industry.
Professor Heather Piper tells spiked that ‘no touch’ guidelines in sport are helping to poison adult-child relations.
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With its ceaseless promotion of fear and suspicion of adults, the NSPCC undermines organic bonds between generations.
As a researcher into ‘no touch’ policies discovered, you criticise child-protection quangos at your peril.
The Lib-Cons’ overhaul of the vetting of adults who work with children doesn’t go nearly far enough.
ESSAY: The state’s vetting of adults working with children suggests it no longer trusts us to use our judgement to socialise the next generation.
Anthony Horowitz, author of the bestselling teenage spy novels, talks to Jennie Bristow about vetting and the poisoning of adult-child relations.