Rules which bar sex offenders from working with children are ‘unfair’ and even convicted paedophiles should have the right to adopt, a leading legal academic has said.
Our view: No. Not at all... thankfully, we can't believe that the current Government would put the human rights of paedophiles above the welfare and safety of children. We're against 'unreasonable' state interference. Where there is proven risk, the state should intervene.
We're against the trend which seeks to view all adults as potential paedophiles, and in particular seems to feel it necessary to vet separated parents where no history of concern has existed... but this is manifestly different.
A Home Office spokesman said: “It is safe to say that the vetting review will not be considering allowing paedophiles to adopt. It wouldn’t exactly go down well with the public." Quite... and nice to see decisions taken based on common sense. Oi vey!