Mission creep? What a surprise!
It has always been portrayed as a way for professionals to find out which other agencies are working with a particular child, to make their work easier and provide a better service for young people.
However, it has now emerged that police officers, council staff, head teachers, doctors and care workers will use the records to search for evidence of criminality and wrongdoing to help them launch prosecutions against those on the database – even long after they have reached adulthood.
Truly, whoever thought that such a thing might happen?
And as for access:
An estimated 330,000 people will have access to the data stored on ContactPoint,
This information is going to remain private for what, 5 minutes?