Friday, 2 August 2013

The Blame Culture

I open the paper this morning (The Independent) and read several stories were the media is pilloring social workers and teachers for not spotting ane doing something to stop crimes being committed on children or other vulnerable people.

And we all think that's fine - it's their job.

I don't agree - it's ours first.

The people committing the crimes are our neighbours; we know what is happening - if we don't we suspect, ignore and choose not to ask questions.

We can't expect 'the professionals' to cure our society - that's our job - the professionals are overloaded: they are just there to support us. We've an obligation to do something first.

So how about our CAB in Ulverston? what are we doing? There are certainly people who need this service - are we stepping in and checking with our neighbours to check that they are coping whilst this service is unavailable?

Isn't it great when you read a positive story by contrast. Happening here on our doorstep along with a brave and very determined family who have set their goal to live flat out  - until they die which could be soon.


Anonymous said...

Many thanks for your support when the vile cowards tried to bully us into submission.
I will always treasure your support.

Geoff Dellow said...

Thanks John,

Sad to say I haven't a clue who you are. You sound as though you've coped, stood up for yourself and come out the other end of the tunnel where everything appears black and depressing.

Supporting each other is what for me, Ulverston with all it's friendship groups is so good at. I wish to do all I can to encourage this to continue.