Local authorities around the country are setting up databases to hold records of accusations made about anyone from teachers and doctors to Scout leaders and private tutors.
They are employing staff just to look into the claims – which can be made anonymously – who are required to contact police, social services or the adult\’s employer and then keep track of the case.
Details of the allegation will be kept on the accused\’s personnel file until they retire so they can be seen by potential employers, and in a reversal of the basic tenet of English law they will only be deemed innocent if they can prove it.
We\’ll overturn the most basic principles of the law and all for the kiddies.
That\’s the way to build the New Jerusalem, eh?
The best thing that could happen would be that everyone gets a malicious allegation or two: then the system would be entirely useless.
We could start by phoning in the names of a few council officers, don\’t you think?