David Cameron Has No Clue About Our ‘Care’ Industry
Twice recently David Cameron has spoken out about our “child protection” system. At the Tory conference, he noted that the suicide rate among children formerly in care was four times the national average, and that 70 per cent of prostitutes had likewise been in care (although the more usual figure is 50 per cent). He might have added that care-leavers represent more than a quarter of our prison population and that only 9 per cent reach university, against a national average of 47 per cent. “I tell you,” he promised, “this shames our country, and we will put it right.”
“Speed up the adoption process”, to provide more children in care with “loving homes”.
Alas, all this demonstrated, again, was how little Cameron understands about what is going on in our “care” system. It is true that many children taken into care from dysfunctional homes are already so damaged that they are unlikely to do well in later life. Click Here For The Full Story >>