The founder of Kids Company said just £11million a year per local authority would allow the “re-parenting” of 11,500 abused or neglected children through street-level centres.Gosh! I wonder who we’d find to run those..?
The centres would be open from 9am to 10pm every day, and be staffed by psychologists, child therapists and artists…Artists..?!?!?
… with a phone-line at night in case they were in trouble.That’s in addition to Childline and the emergency services, I suppose?
Key workers could act in loco parentis and could attend school parents’ nights and provide hot meals and activities for the youngsters.Leaving their real parents free to do…what? Breed more without the strain of having to raise them?
Ms Batmanghelidjh told a conference on vulnerable children at the LSE: “We’re in a country where children who are profoundly traumatised are also demonised. The public often perceive themselves as being persecuted by these kids, whereas we need to collectively take responsibility for looking after them. ”Yes. It’s clearly just ‘a perception’, it’s not the case that anyone is ever in danger from these kids…