Monday, 13 June 2011

'Missing' Children

PoliticsHome reports that the government is to support families of missing children and links to a BBC report that the government is being urged to improve support for the "heartbroken" families of people who go missing. According to the BBC report the inquiry is being organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults.

For those with missing relatives, such as the three women mentioned in the BBC report, the anguish of not knowing the fate of loved ones must be unbearable, although it must be pointed out that some people do 'disappear' by choice for a variety of reasons.

Nowhere is there mention of children that 'go missing' as a result of actions taken by Social Services, as mentioned in this article by Christopher Booker - and it is worth reading the last three 'related' articles. 

However, should not the plight of those suffering as a result of draconian decisions taken by unanswerable bodies not also be a matter of concern? In this regard it would seem that our elected representatives choose to emulate the first two virtues of the three wise monkeys - I mention the first two only as they most certainly do not qualify for the last!

Just saying...................


PeterCharles said...

Other than those seized by the government for their own good and the occasional abduction I would suggest that ALL people who run away or disappear do so for what is to them a good reason.

The problem here is that once again well-meaning people are demanding the government do something to fix what they see as a fault and as usual government is more than keen to do so. To be honest I doubt these people even realise they are the drivers of our nascent police state, political correctness and nanny-statism. Every day on radio 4 you will find at least one jumped up bleeding heart, axe-grinder or know-it-all of one shade or another demanding government must do this, government must regulate that, government must ....

Well they are all wrong, the less government does the better off we are. If they see a problem they should start a charity, it's not as though they are rare, after all, and anyone can do it with a bit of work. But there's the rub, they don't want to do the work, that would get in the way of their preaching about their next big cause. No, they want
someone else to do it.

As I have probably said here before, the role of government should be to facilitate, not control nor act as provider, they are simply not capable of it.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

PC: God, you keep me busy :) Thanks!

Your first para may well be true, as indeed I intimated, however it is not true I believe for the young children.

As to the remainder of your comment, I can but agree......