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Monday, July 06, 2009

Nanny Bans Parents

Nanny Bans Parents
Nanny's child centric policy has taken another nasty step forward towards banning parents and adults outright.

In fact, that is exactly what has happened!

Over 270 pupils from four local primaries took part in the East Beds School Sports Partnership Athletics Day at Sandy Upper School in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire last week.

In keeping with such an occasion, Nanny's trolls who ran the event performed a risk assessment.

Can you guess what the risk assessment's findings were children?

Yes, that's right, the risk assessment highlighted the potential risk of paedophiles and kidnappers attending the event.

So what did Nanny decide to do?

You've guessed it, Nanny banned parents from attending the event.

Paul Blunt of the East Bedfordshire School Sports Partnership, which ran the event, said:

"If we let parents into the school they would have been free to roam the grounds.

All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children.

An unsavoury character could have come in and we just can't put the children in the event or the students at the host school at risk like that.

The ultimate fear is that a child is hurt or abducted, and we must take all measures possible to prevent that

Yes, you did read this bit correctly:

"All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children."

Unsurprisingly a local councillor, Anita Lewis, supported this nasty and odious policy.

"The safety of the children is paramount.

It was decided that following a risk assessment we could not adequately supervise up to 100 plus adults on the school site

In case you are wondering, Councillor Lewis is a Tory!

I find this ban to be particularly distasteful and odious:

1 Parents should be encouraged to attend such events to show support for their children. Children need the support and encouragement of their parents.

2 How many children have been kidnapped/molested at school sports days?

3 What kind of a message does this send to kids, if we are telling them that their own parents, and friends of their parents, cannot be trusted with them? Instilling such a sense of fear into the children will cause significant psychological damage to the children, and is tantamount to child abuse.

4 Why do we even allow children outside the front door, if the world is such a dangerous place?

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  1. It really was only a matter of time after all the bans of people photographing their own child in case there is another child in the frame.

    Still stupid though.

    Soon parents wont be allowed near their kids and all schools will be boarding schools... and the teachers still wont be allowed to discipline them!

  2. Why don't they go the whole hog and adopt Plato's policy of removing all infants from their parents when they are a few weeks old and rearing them in government creches supervised by State Guardians?

    In my schooldays, the parents were as important a part of Sports Days as the pupils. The whole object was to demonstrate to them the prowess of their offspring and the excellence of the school's training. The type of officious idiocy described here would have been unthinkable to my teachers, and our parents would probably have lynched them if they had attempted to impose such a ban.

  3. I wrote a bit about this at the weekend. 'Big' Charity have a lot to answer for in this situation IMO.

    Also, if you look in the comments, someone posted a link to an article where a parent had his kids taken away because he was worried for their safety.

    They can't seem to make their minds up, except that it's always the parents who lose.

  4. microdave11:56 AM

    Doesn't the school know who the kids parents are???

    FFS what is so difficult about just allowing the parents access, and stopping anyone else? Every school is like Fort Knox these days, so it shouldn't be so difficult.

    I agree it shouldn't be necessary, but this could, at least, be used to show a modicum of common sense.

    On a related matter, I saw this posted on "Leg Iron's" blog earlier:

  5. Nanny has gone mad!!

    The statement that no unsupervised adults should be around children suggests that we are already suspects....What happened until inocent until proven guilty?

    I can see the day when children will be surgically removed from the womb and taken straight into care as, adults can't be trusted at all.....Nanny can also see other benefits from this;-
    She can brainwash them easier.
    The adults can return to work straight away. etc etc.

    I agree with microwave Dave, schools are like Fort Know these days; Many have fingerprint security readers in place for both children and the parents....I wonder how rhis biometric information is stored and who has access to it.

    I think the whole industry and culture that has come into being under child protection is just as scary and over the top as 'elf'n'safety, climate change, anti terror and the MLA.

    I fear for the offspring of today's kids; They will see all these OTT measures as normal and are likely to want to up the child protection even more because, afterall, there are paedophiles in everybush ready to pounce on the kids because Nanny says ther are and she wouldn't lie would she?

  6. skydog12:57 PM

    ''4 Why do we even allow children outside the front door, if the world is such a dangerous place?''

    Because it would be even more dangerous for them if they stayed inside and got on my bloody nerves Ken?


  7. skydog1:02 PM

    Oh and whilst we're at it, forget I.D. cards, small potatoes ... the next Nanny-wheeze will be that all adults have to carry an in date CRB Check certificate to be out in public. (Think of the erm... 'revenue' a NuLab govt. could gain form this and how much safer all those feral brats would be outdoors) ... I'm surprised their 'think-tank' hasn't thought of it already)

    You heard it here first folks! ;o)

  8. Anonymous2:02 PM

    As adults and parents why do we need to be 'supervised.' What a sxxxx hole this country has become under the EU and Nu Labor!

  9. Speenzman8:19 PM

    Bedfordshire seems to be a particular sh*thole for this sort of crap- I live in Bedfordshire, my brother and I once had to collect my sister from her local UPPER school when she had done her leg in, the idea was to go and meet her in the school reception and help her to the car. Of course the moment we set foot through the gates we was beset by some bearded, bespectacled twat (who looked far more like a child molester than I do I can asure you) who ordered us off the premesis even though he knew my brother since he had taught him and knew that he and my sister were brother and sister. Of course if I'd been my mother nothing would have been said about an older woman but two young men surrounded by teenagers... Of course had we been up to no good there were plenty of teenage gorrilas around who would like-as-not have gladly kicked our heads in. Apparently it was a child safety issue though, so that's alright then... worms.

  10. Anonymous9:20 PM

    The world's gone mad! I'm so glad I'm not growing up as a child today.

    I can remember childhood summer holidays. Our parents didn't spend their time driving us to adventure centres, but every day was still an adventure.

    I remember one day during the summer holidays (I must have been about 10 or 11), my mother asked: “Where have you been all day?”. I said: “We met a man who asked me and my friend if we wanted to work on his farm. We said 'yes', so that's where we've been”. And that was my first job. He collected us at 9 o'clock each morning, six days a week for the rest of the summer, and Saturdays were pay days.

    We grew up assuming adults were normal, healthy, trustworthy people. On that farm, we trusted him, and he trusted us. There was probably the same tiny percentage of paedophiles then as now but it didn't result in us living under virtual house arrest like so many children nowadays.

  11. microdave10:01 PM

    "microwave Dave" Thanks, Tonk - not quite the meaning I was thinking of, but it made me laugh!

  12. Anonymous3:11 AM

    If the teachers had photographed and fingerprinted the parents and there were security guards at all points then surely things would have been ok. Negligent teachers.

  13. Microdave:

    Oppps sorry mate....Sadly I can't blame my "trypewroter" for that one!!


  14. Julius Caesar12:09 PM

    The parents should have all refused en masse to allow their children to participate, and boycotted any other event held by this organisation!

  15. I am so glad that my children have grown up. It seems that being a parent these days means you go on the suspect list

  16. A bit late on this one but ...

    Could the ban realy have been because the kids only aver do any sport once a year and 'the authorities' did not want the parents to see how crap they were?