The NSPCC a “charity” with powers delegated to it by the state is lobbying for social workers to be given extra powers to accompany their already quite considerable child-snatching repertoire. So far so usual.
The odd thing is that I have just seen three spokesmen for social workers saying they don’t want any!
However Hilton Dawson, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers, said that there were bigger issues facing the sector and that proposal was not needed.
He said that there were already powers for social workers to get a court order or involve the police if they need to see a child alone.
“If parents blatantly refuse or manipulate or more overtly threaten to set the dog on the social worker, they would have exactly the same recourse as the NSPCC is proposing now,” he told the BBC.