On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:26:03 +0000, The Todal <deadmail...@beeb.net>
>On 13/11/12 14:20, Big Les Wade wrote:The second of those links does have the text:
>> Alex Heney <m...@privacy.net> posted
>>> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:25:02 +0000, Big Les Wade <L...@nowhere.com>
>>>> IOW I was referring to what the child protection lobby has been stating
>>>> in public. And I can produce plenty of examples to show that they said
>>>> that allegations of abuse must be believed without question, as I am
>>>> sure you can too.
>>> I certainly can't.
>>> I have never seen any such statement by anybody in a position of
>> A quick google search on words like "disclosure", "always believe" etc
>> http://dedworthmiddle.co.uk/Websites/dedworth/files/Content/985009/Ch... 20Protection%20Policy.doc
>That's a good start, but can you quote any text which implies that
The Directorate places great emphasis on effective communication
between staff and children/young people and their parents/carers.
However staff must recognise that where there are child protection
concerns they must deal very differently with both the child or young
person and their parents/carers. If someone discloses that they or
another young person has been, or is being, abused, staff should:
• Always believe what the child is saying or conversely try not to
Now personally, I would read that slightly differently to how Les is
And taken in isolation, it certainly doers say exactly "Always believe
I think the second part of that sentence is just as important and
The first link can't actually be made to work directly, but you can
And that has the following text (in appendix 2)
Listen – always believe what the child has to say.
This one does not have any further qualifiers on it :(
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