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NSPCC attacked for helping gay kids

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  1. Hector Smithers 3 Sep 2006, 1:17am

    I have a statement regarding this article, It has come to my attention that the NSPCC are funding rehabilitation of sex offenders through HMPS, as well as re-educating sex offenders which would fall into the “youth” category, whilst I can agree and accept that any youth requires all the help they can get to become well balanced members of a community, I cannot and will not accept that convicted sex offenders should ever be entitled to such funds, which are given in good grace by the people of Britain. I took it upon myself to call the NSPCC after hearing this news and I was not impressed with the very political reply I received, in short I was told that the main bulk of funds goes towards helping children in dire need. An explanation for the rest of the funds was withheld. I am now going to research my rights for knowledge as I am sure that the NSPCC as a charity taking public monies, will have to be answerable to public enquiry including a full audit and explanation as to where these funds actually go. Surely this is in the public interest and needs to be fully investigated.

  2. mike ellis 3 Sep 2006, 1:02pm

    NSPCC attacked for helping gay kids Tony GrewRight to reply;Dear TonyThe NSCFC can only but reply with the following insight into the Convention on the Rights of the Child about which it would appear the NSPCC is very selective in its support thereof as can be gleaned from the following statement and I quote: A NSPCC spokesperson said:.“We also support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child”. However the charity then goes on to admit that it has and I quote “consistently opposed the idea that both parents have an automatic right to access to children, regardless of the wishes of the child”.Herein lay the contradictions as we see them: .Article 5States Parties shall respect the responsibilities, rights and duties of parents or, where applicable, the members of the extended family or community as provided for by local custom, legal guardians or other persons legally responsible for the child, to provide, in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child, appropriate direction and guidance in the exercise by the child of the rights recognised in the present Convention.Article 18 Parental responsibilitiesParents have joint primary responsibility for raising the child, and the State shall support them in this. The State shall provide appropriate assistance to parents in child-raising.Article 9 Separation from parentsThe child has a right to live with his or her parents unless this is deemed to be incompatible with the child’s best interests. The child also has the right to maintain contact with both parents if separated from one or both.Article 12 States the right of the child to express an opinion and to have that opinion taken into account, in any matter or procedure affecting the child. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.2. For this purpose, the child shall in particular be provided the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child, either directly, or through a representative or an appropriate body, in a manner consistent with the procedural rules of national lawArticle 18 Parental responsibilitiesParents have joint primary responsibility for raising the child, and the State shall support them in this. The State shall provide appropriate assistance to parents in child-raising.So yes we do at the NSCFC subscribe to all the above this on behalf all parents and children alike be they male or female hence our reason for making our initial press release and no we are not homophobic as some would have us portrayed, however we rather suspect that the following concern re the upholding of morality is what the founder of the NSPCC had in mind at the outset o

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