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Whistleblowing: The Chinese Solution

The link talks about sending Whistleblowers to mental hospital. In the UK it is the straightforward arrest as part of an illegal criminal prosecution.

What the UK also does is to displace people from having a legal position with the use of unchallengeable experts.

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Andrew said…
It would not surprise me if Dictator Brown picked up on these Chinese tactics.

With the amount of commonsense floating around the government at present, it should be reasonable to commit an MP to an mental hospital without too much concern, if another MP leaked something, surely any MP leaking something after what happened to Green is insane?
moira said…
This is the new idea.
Whistleblower Hotline considered
Ofsted is considering introducing a "whistle-blower hotline" for social workers in light of the Baby P tragedy, the watchdog's chief inspector has said.

Christine Gilbert said the measure would allow frontline staff to raise any "serious concerns" they had about child safety.

The measure would be in addition to those announced by Schools Secretary Ed Balls which were aimed at tightening up child protection services in local authorities.

Ms Gilbert announced the measure as she gave evidence for the schools select committee in Westminster, central London.

She said: "We want to make it easier for front-line staff to tell us when things are going wrong."

She added: "We are considering the introduction of a confidential whistle-blowers hotline in 2009 for social workers and other front-line professionals to alert us to any serious concerns about practise that fails to ensure the safety and welfare of those they serve."

Ms Gilbert the cross-party group of MPs of various concerns that had been raised during Ofsted's recent investigation of child protection services at Haringey Council, which had been requested by Mr Balls.

This included social workers failing to identify issues which should have been picked up.

She said: "There were certain procedures which weren't being picked up. The ideal is you try to see the child alone or have some personal connection with the child during the visit, that is not always possible in which case it should be recorded as not possible.

"It was being recorded four or five times that a child could not be seen. This should have been picked up in supervision, which happens between a social worker and the managers."

© The Press Association
Anonymous said…
I personally know of two cases where a person was confined to a mental hospital when they did not have a mental health problem. Strenuous complaints were made but who is going to listen?
johnjarvis said…
Why do we think the numerous
' hired-gun' unchallengeable experts are in place? To try to achieve exactly that, of course!

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