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very important thing you can do to protect your family

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ommmward Fri 03-Jul-09 15:54:28

write to your MP and ask them to sign Early Day Motion 1785

Mr Ed Balls wants to give LA officials the power to enter private homes without any reason to think anything is amiss and to force children to submit to an interview on their own with LA staff. These are powers that even the police and social services don't have!!!!

He wants to do it because he is concerned that not having your child in an institutional setting (that's school now, but he could easily extend these plans to those who don't use nurseries or child minders) might be a cover for abuse. His planned legislation is a sledgehammer to crack a nut- he doesn't have evidence that HE is being used as a cover for abuse and it will cost a great deal of our tax money to have LA staff coming to do welfare checks - but he hasn't even done an impact assessment!

So please write to your MP, tell them the planned EHE legislation is disproportionate, uncosted, and has no evidentiary basis, and please would they sign the EDM 1785 or, failing that, 1784 (less good wording IMO)

If you don't HE you probably think this has nothing to do with you. But those with children not in child care are next in line for such heavy-handed state intrusion. We will support you when that time comes. Will you take 5 minures writing an email to support us HEers now?

ommmward Fri 03-Jul-09 15:55:33

linky - this blog is much more eloquent than me about why we would appreciate your help.

Kayteee Fri 03-Jul-09 18:06:02

ommmward, do you think it'd be a good idea to post this on the education section? I agree, it's not going to stop at us lot...if indeed it goes through at all <fingers crossed emoticon>

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 03-Jul-09 18:15:52

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PortAndLemon Fri 03-Jul-09 18:34:49

I've written to mine. We don't HE but I've always liked the UK's sensible attitude towards it. Badman seems to have completely lost the plot.

ommmward Sat 04-Jul-09 16:34:01

Good idea Kaytee. Will do. And thank you, portandlemon. Please please spread the word - we need support from people like you so badly!

cheesesarnie Sat 04-Jul-09 16:36:16

blimey.i dont HE-id love too but dont think i could-but thats awful!i'll email.

ommmward Sat 04-Jul-09 16:44:00

thank you cheesesarnie. And please spread the word!

2kidzandi Sun 05-Jul-09 12:07:25

ommmward, what about the politics thread under other stuff section? It's not a very 'hot' thread, but you may get more political thinkers there too, who may know nothing about this potential threat to their liberties.

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