The Independent Safeguarding Authority are meant to help to protect
children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
According to a document leaked to Josie Appleton, reported in The
Register, as follows:
the ISA has decided to put in place
a scoring system to be filled in by its army of trained bureaucrats.
Items will be assessed on the basis of whether relevant conduct
or a risk of harm on the face of it seems to have occurred.
... the case worker will examine
such as those factors relating to an individuals interests
or drives; cognitive factors, such as strong
anti-social beliefs; and behavioural factors, including
using substances or sex to cope with stress or impulsive, chaotic
or unstable lifestyle. Drug use, sex life, favourite films.
Then there are hazards: for instance inappropriate
physical contact with a 12- to 16-year-old pupil during a lesson.
Each hazard is scored for the impact it would have on a child, as well
as the likelihood that it would happen. The end result will be a score
determining whether an individual is regulated or
barred for life - from about a quarter of the UKs
We have a word for that. Psychometrics.
First a bunch of civil servants and politicians falls for the claims
of the reliability of biometrics,
and we get the Identity & Passport Service.
Then another bunch of vulnerable adults falls for the sales talk, this
time for psychometrics, and we get the Independent Safeguarding
WIBBI these poor people were protected from abuse by metrics salesmen?
* wouldn't it be better if