I never said they shouldn't feed the kids for the short term, i.e while the coronavirus pandemic is in full swing.Sure, but in the meantime, society should still feed the kids while you're working on utopia.
Sexually abused, physically abused, politically indoctrinated...It's obvious it won't turn out well. Foster kids have a long history of being sexually abused.
But if you can show an instance of mass child-removal - for good reasons - has turned out well, I'm happy to be informed.
I never said they shouldn't feed the kids for the short term, i.e while the coronavirus pandemic is in full swing.
But care should be taken to make sure it is reviewed regularly so that it doesn't just become something we do all the time.
True, but even if we can help 30% to feed their children that's 30% less meals that need to be provided outside of school time, and hopefully those children might pick up skills (like cooking and budgeting) that will help them as adults.Yes, spot on.
Once all the underlying causes are fixed - which I personally doubt they'll ever be (the pessimist I am) - then society no longer has a case for feeding hungry children.
As you like. Care to explain why?I thought if the very first line is bollox, the rest will be too.
I do though wonder how much comes down to cost. And, for the record, I don't see a Labour government finding the money to cover things either.
How can you fix
2. That some people should never, ever be parents ( but it's their Yuman Rite, innit )
There are some things that money cannot fix.
I'm talking about the cost of increasing the number of kids in a properly administered care system. You've got to build facilities, maintain and staff them - or else you've got to massively increase the social worker numbers (and still have the back-up facilities to take in the kids from failing homes).The cost will be minimal. I think the Express (I know I know) said £20 million a week; that's nothing for the fifth largest economy in the world to invest into a segment of it's population.
It's more ideological.
So if the underlying causes cannot be fixed, and there's neglected hungry kids that need feeding, the logical thing to do - if we live in a modern caring society - is to feed them.
Seems obvious to me.