This is no surprise
For years, parents have been bleating that Something Must Be Done every single time there was a story about a poor little child being hurt or killed or abused. Someone Must be to Blame and Someone Must be Vetted. Someone Must be Prevented from Being with Children. Just think of the children.
For years, men have been the scapegoats here. You know, the man who lives by himself and that must be odd, mustn't it? He must be a pervert so stone his house. Then there is the man who wanted to be a teacher. Why would a man want to work around children? He must be a pervert so he should be accused and sacked. Or what about the man who helps a lost child. He has to be a pervert, so he should be accused and imprisoned. It didn't matter that these men weren't guilty. It didn't matter that most of the people who abuse children are family members. No, it didn't matter because they weren't the people calling for Something to Be Done. Everything that happened to them happened to someone else.
Now the suspicion is spreading, though. Women are no longer seen as innocents. More to the point, parents are no longer immune. Everyone is a suspect now. Except for the Vetted Elite. I predict that in the future, outside the home, no-one will be allowed contact with children except for the Vetted Elite. They won't just have to pass a CRB check and an ISA check, but dozens of new checks. After a time, it will be clear that none of these checks prevent anything, of course, but that won't bring down the system. To prevent anyone from questioning the system, the Powers that Be will cover up anything their Vetted Elite do. Accusations against the Vetted Elite will not be heard.
This isn't madness, though, but the logical outcome of the demands made by the Something Must Be Done crowd. They weren't able to accept that abuse mainly is carried out in the family, so to speak, that is, broken families 'headed' by single mothers who bring a series of 'uncles' into their children's lives. They weren't able to accept that for freedom to exist, one must accept the bad along with the good. No, they demanded security, absolute safety for their precious little children. They screamed and shouted that their children were 'entitled' to have nothing bad ever happen to them, be it a sniffle or what passes for abuse these days. They were egged on by the media and pandered to by the government. Now the monster has taken over and now they don't like it. Too bad. Maybe they should have thought about that when they were screaming for the lives of others to be ruined.
You can either revolt against it or leave. There's no other choice. Whining just won't help, although the British are such great whiners. I left because I grew tired of trying to fight those who shouted 'But what about the children?' I hope those who are left like their Alcatraz, because a great deal of them are those who demanded it.