#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: March.03: Well good morning today it appears with electioneering just around the corner, David Cameron has decided to do something about child-abuse, well on the surface anyway. So lets look deeper at this headline in the Telegraph: “Jail for those who turn a blind eye to child abuse”. David Cameron will announce today at a Downing Street summit that council workers and other professionals who fail to act upon suspicions of child abuse could face up to five years in jail.
So not really anything to do with the abuser, or the abused – put simply just to jail those who turn a blind eye, letting other people do the governments ‘ dirty work of cleaning up the streets ‘. Of course we could start at the root of the problem, looking at the old adage of the ‘ abused becomes the abuser and thus abuses his or her victim ‘ or maybe we need to clean up the actual world were this governments official estimates show prostitution added about £5.7bn to the UK economy in 2013, while illegal drugs were worth £6.62 billion.
This is a sad indictment of any governments record to build an economy.
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Britain has overtaken France to become the world’s fifth largest economy, new analysis shows. This event has been brought about by leaders who are supposed to protect our interests, keeping our morals intact. Though as with all world leaders they are more interested in profit and building the economy, based on pound, shillings and pence and of course their own cronies.
Of course some people would just say ‘ its the way of the world or the world we live in ‘ l have even heard it just happens. Well l speak from personal experience and know all too well that phrases like ‘ sticks and stones can break my bones – but words will never hurt me ‘ is all so wrong – words do hurt.
So instead of just looking at the way to punish people for not becoming whistle-blowers maybe it is time to look at ‘ cause and effect ‘ and not just sit back and use idle rhetoric.
Think back to the furore when Andrew Norfolk first broke the story in the Times of Rotherham’s child sex scandal in January 2011. His work led to the government inquiry. But for a long time, those who asked such questions were dismissed as racist by many in authority; it takes more than a law to change culture and attitudes.
The timing of the announcement today is no coincidence. A report on paedophile rings in Oxfordshire by an independent inquiry is released today. It is expected to find that more than 300 children were sexually exploited by gangs in Oxfordshire over 15 years.
The Guardian also splashes the story on its front page. Its lead is “PM: jail those who ignore child abuse”. The article makes a link to UKIP and the general election. “Cameron is aware UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been trying to exploit the evidence of child abuse by members of ethnic minorities to demand tougher action,” Patrick Wintour writes.
Similar "wilful neglect" legislation is already in place regarding the care of elderly patients. This was introduced by Cameron to protect elderly people in care homes.
The policy announced today is an extension of this legislation to protect children.Whether it will work remains to be seen, personally l think it is punishing those that see and hear and not those that caused it in the first place. But in the end it finally comes down to ‘ there by the grace of God go I ‘ …
Disclaimer: This article is not all written by ACE NEWS GROUP. Contributions from Telegraph and Guardian.