Do you know what Mandatory Reporting is, or what will happen if it is driven through Parliament any time soon ?
Today, I stumbled across someone who claimed to be able to explain the whole concept in 5 minutes ! Brilliant, I thought, bring it on !
'Behavioural expectation' in other words, we cannot rely on staff in these 'Regulated Activities' to tell their next in command. Worse still, it would appear that these Designated Safety Officer's don't have the skills to assess claims or concerns raised, according to Mandate Now that is !
Before we go any further, I should advise the reader the meaning of 'Regulated Activities'
BTW these are the folks behind 'mandate now' !
I thought I'd ask them a few questions, firstly I wanted to know WHO would provide the 'specialist training' that the DSO's require.
I cannot show you the response I got to this and my next question about their 'research' into False Allegations because after I responded to their request for clarification about the 'point' I was trying to make, this happened !
Here's what they say about False Allegations enclosed in my second tweet !
I can't think why they would take umbrage at what is a perfectly reasonable comment, after all, they HAVE NOT done much research have they ? Oh well, I guess I'll live without being able to follow this lot, we will hear enough about them at a later date I'm sure.
They are kinda hypocritical though don't you think, when you consider their barrage of tweets to the NSPCC today including this one !
The NSPCC do not support 'blanket Mandatory reporting'. From their statement in March 2014 !
Emm, maybe they will regret the pandora's box they co opened in January 2013, that one involving 'victims' and voices !!
There's been lots of coverage today of former DPP and future government Minister's, interview on Radio 4. He was talking about the victims law that he hope's will replace proper law, much like his Savile Polis replaced the real Police !
I wonder if the BBC got the next bit right as it implies that 'victims' should themselves be MADE to report incidents whether they want to or not - PLEASE FEEL free to correct me if I'm wrong, because this next bit does NOT make sense !
Or does it ? Is he saying that alleged 'victims' can by pass the Police Station as well as cross examination in a court of Law ? Dear me, this just get's worse !
Here's what teachers have to look forward to if they vote labour in the general election !
Only a fool would risk the wrath of the most combatant of combatant national unions and guarantee non election success by saying the following !
I covered the issue of Mandatory Reporting back in October 2013 in a blog post that included the following NSPCC tweet !
The battle lines appear to be drawn and the vested interests are all lining up for a piece of the 'victims' cake. I still don't know HOW MR will work in practice or WHO will force staff to report suspicions to a senior designated person, maybe the threat of a few years in prison will help.
And, just WHO will provide that 'specialist training' that the likes of NAPAC seem so keen to sanction - I wonder !
In case you are in any doubt, MR will fall within Safeguarding legislation !
I don't see MWT's name anywhere on this site, not like him to be shy, but this is his company isn't it ?