NSPCC Last night: "We sincerely regret any misunderstanding caused by the quote attributed to Vijay Patel in the Independent. The reference to Victoria Climbie was meant to illustrate the point that she was killed at home out of sight of the authorities. It was not intended to imply that Victoria was educated at home or that home education was in any
way connected to what happened to her. "
1) BZZZT, I’m sorry that was the WRONG answer, can we go over to our guest panelist, the Victoria Climbie Trust to tell you what the right answer was?
"Victoria was neither home-educated nor hidden. The reality is that there is no such thing as a ‘hidden’ child, only children who are allowed to fall through the gaps. The key issue here is how statutory services interact with children that are known within the child protection system"
Thank you so very much, and before we say goodbye to the NSPCC, can we remind them that the NSPCC was one of the dozen or so organisations, groups and governmental departments that had been alerted to Victoria’s predicament, but did nothing because, the case of the NSPCC centre, they were too busy organizing a party (allegedly)!
2) Of course, it wasn’t meant to imply a link between the child’s death and home education.
Just like my comments yesterday about ghouls and graverobbers weren’t meant to imply that Vijay Patel is a parasite preying off the dead that the NSPCC could have saved.
Because saying that Vijay Patel is a parasite preying off the dead that the NSPCC could have saved would be a complete misrepresentation of mentioning him in the same context as ghouls and graverobbers.
I merely meant to say that a parasite preying off the dead that the NSPCC could have saved, like, say, a ghoul or graverobber, could have said the same things that Vijay Patel did.
Any link between the phrases "Vijay Patel", "ghoul", "graverobber" and "a parasite preying off the dead that the NSPCC could have saved" is, of course, completely in the mind of the reader, and nothing to do with me.
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