“The probability is that, had Baby P survived, he might have been unruly by the time he reached the age of 13 or 14. At which point he’d have become feral, a parasite, a yob”
For those of you who don’t know the baby P case has been all over the UK media. This was the tragic case of a baby who was beaten so badly that he died, it turned out his spine was broken. The local social services had visited the family on up to 50 occassions. I’m not going to talk here about what should or shouldn’t have happened, you can read more details here.
What concerns me is, and I would note that I don’t know the context of this quote from the Sunday Times, but why would the head of a charity, that works to protect the most vulnerable in our society, find any context to make such a statment or find a situation where he is quoted as saying such a thing.
What on earth is going on there!
If you were a supporter of this organisation, major donor, corporate sponsor, volunteer, whatever, how would you be feeling right now?
I came across this quote in the Sunday times, I didn’t see it anywhere else and it may have slipped by relatively unnoticed, Phew says Barnardos. It will be interesting to see if or what the fall out from it is.