Posted: 09/12/2016 at 10:46
... Glad the washing machine is up & running Dove. Could you do some bedding and OH's work shirts for me? - and if you could run an iron over them too that would be good ......
Happy to Topbird - lob it over here - virtual laundry my speciality
Re the abuse of children - I think that the FA and other sporting bodies have put procedures into place which ought to help protect youngsters - my son was involved with the running of a local football club and as soon as they started a youth team a load of Child Protection procedures swung into place. However, procedures can only ever be as good as the people who implement them.
The problem with abusers is, as I said, the type of people who abuse are the type who understand how to control other people, including adults. They create unquestioning fiefdoms around themselves like Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris did - they are not 'one offs' ....... sadly I've seen it happen.
You have to have people involved in the organisation who are innately suspicious ... you have to always ask the question 'what are they getting out of this situation? What's in it for them?' Everyone gets something out of a situation. Not all motives are malign, but some are. And everyone should remember, there is very rarely a justifiable need for any adult who is not a parent to be totally alone with a child.