Having come back from my summer holidays I was shocked to find that Waltham Forest Labour Council has agreed a policy that councillors will no longer be the subject of checks to protect our vulnerable children and adults unless they meet them once a week or more than 3 days per month or between the odd hours of 2am and 6am.
All councillors are Corporate Parents to all of the children in Council care, so they should actively safeguard and protect those who are looked after. We need to protect our children in care. All councillors therefore should be checked.
Abuse of children has now been shown to have taken place for many years in and out of Council homes across the country. It is important therefore that residents are confident that all of our Councillors are people who can be trusted with our children. If you agree with our views on protecting our children click here to sign the petition.