The organisation's head of policy, one Diana Sutton, is quoted as sayingI don't think there can be any doubt where they think the balance lies. In the realm of home education the NSPCC's aims cannot be met without crushing a fundamental civil liberty -- that of being left alone to bring children up how one wishes. They cannot become involved with this kind of decision without becoming overtly political and becoming a threat to our freedoms. In fact, the aims of the NSPCC are probably wholly incompatible with civil liberties.
We welcome the Government’s decision to review the guidance on home education. We believe the existing legislation and guidance on elective home education is outdated. We support the view set out by the London (LA) Children’s Safeguarding Leads network that the government should review the legislation to balance the parents’ rights to home educate their children, the local authorities’ duty to safeguard children and the child’s right to protection. We welcome the fact that this review will look at where local authorities have concerns about the safety and welfare, or education, of a home educated child and what systems are in place to deal with those concerns.
Unfortunately, I think the Bish is being a bit too Christian with these cunts. They are so deeply entrenched in the managerialist government of this country that they are doing their very best to promote the statist agenda. They are not accidentally helping trample our civil liberties, they are and have been for ages now, part of the government's divide and conquer, "won't someone think of the children" salami-slicing of our rights.
The next time they send you a prepaid postage envelope for one of their tear-jerking campaigns, I suggest you stuff it as full as you can of bits of scrap metal or scrap paper and send it back to them. Make it as heavy as you can. Engage them in wasteful correspondence, like filling in the supplied forms with made up details that look plausible but are total nonsense. They're trying to fuck up our lives using our own money. They're not interested in the welfare of children. They're interested in the use (or abuse) of children as a means to control everybody.