Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hobby clubs: How "child protection" harms children

The Manifesto Club has published a new report under this title:
The government claims that CRB checks and other child protection measures are for young people's good. A new Manifesto Club report examines the case of hobby clubs, and shows that the main result of these measures has been to exclude the young.

Several clubs have closed their doors to under-18s; and teenagers have been turned away from clubs if their parents would not accompany them. Adults have become wary of helping young people, with some coaches refusing to coach children.
For more links on the malign influence of "child protection" see an earlier posting on this blog.

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