The head of a government scheme to vet adults who work with children has hit out at criticism of the initiative.Oh, wow. Way to pour
Sir Roger Singleton, chairman of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), said people need to "calm down" and consider the issue "rationally".
Sir Roger, whose agency will run the vetting scheme, said: "We need to calm down and consider carefully and rationally what this scheme is and is not about.It might not be about those things.
"It is not about interfering with the sensible arrangements which parents make with each other to take their children to schools and clubs.
"It is not about subjecting a quarter of the population to intensive scrutiny of their personal lives and it is not about creating mistrust between adults and children or discouraging volunteering."
But, as numerous people have now told you (not that you should have needed telling…) it is, indisputably, going to lead to those things.
It is inevitable.
He added: "It is about ensuring that those people who have already been dismissed by their employers for inappropriate behaviour with children do not simply up sticks and move elsewhere in the country to continue their abuse.Or, to translate: “Shut up, you mindless serfs, and pony up the money so your betters can have a cushy lifestyle running a pointless quango. What do you expect me to do to make a living, work…?”
"And it is about bringing an end to the need for repeated CRB checks which so many people have found irritating. ISA registration is a one-off process for a single fee."
To sum up, here’s a short pier:
Go take a long walk off it…