I am sure you greeted the news that the "missing" 15 year old girl who absconded with an older man has now been found safe and well with the same mixture of relief and gratitude that we did.
However, we could not help but notice that she was a "school" girl.
And, I’m afraid to say, it’s not an isolated case.
We can’t help feeling that something may be wrong with families who are prepared to isolate themselves from their children for the majority of daylight hours, apaprently taking it as a given that they will be "safe" in the care of a group of people who have self selected their career to put themselves in a position of authority over vulnerable young people, often with only the most cursory of background checks.
I hope we can look forward to the NSPCC calling on the government for the following:
a) quarterly home visits to all "schooling" families to ensure that they are not allowing their children to be groomed, abused, or otherwise neglected
b) round the clock surveillance of all so called "teachers" and other school workers.
The Home Educating Community.