Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Silly Season - Charging Plan Madness

Worcestershire County Council’s proposed scheme under which some children could be forced to help meet the costs of being taken into care, is not just silly or stupid, it’s nasty.

The Guardian quotes Tom Rahilly, head of strategy and development for looked-after children at the NSPCC, as saying: "(The scheme) has the potential to prevent parents seeking help at the earliest opportunity which will be bad for those children and means their problems will get worse."

He’s absolutely right and Worcestershire County Council is absolutely wrong on this issue. Time to think again.