Has anyone noticed anything missing in the latest coverage of the Vanessa George sex abuse case?
Having scoured the broadcast reports and the copy, I cannot find a single expression of sympathy for the parents who still do not know whether their child was a victim. As for sympathy or understanding for the real victims who are too young to complain or explain, not a single word.
Instead, two bodies – the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board and Ofsted – lay into each other, trying to divert blame and cover their backs. When will officials and administrators realise that turning a blind eye to reality and sheltering instead behind jargon like “early care settings” will only damage their standing and nurture further distrust?
With this degree of detachment from the human impact of events at Little Ted’s, it is hardly surprising that the actions of Vanessa George went undetected or ignored for so long.