Thursday, 21 February 2013
Have a read of this. All I can say is that parents protest loud and long at this intrusion into their children's lives.
The excuse from NHS Tayside is typical of a Common Purpose response.
Sheila, a regular reader, keeps an eagle eye on the social engineering which quietly continues in Scotland.
Yes, I'm angry and I'd be happy to join any protest Tayside parents organise. My worry is that it's too late and future children will never know the delights of childhood. Why are these people interested in the sexual habits of 14 - 16 year olds? Do they really think girls of that age will tell the truth in a questionnaire?
Of course girls of 14-16 are much more sexually aware and active than they were 50 years ago, but does the local council have any right to interfere to this degree?
Note that the Evidence2Success survey cost £225,000. A disgraceful waste of money which could be spent on educating our children about responsibility in life.
If it is essential for our health service to have this type of information, it would be much more appropriate - and hopefully receive more candid replies - if they asked adults in the 21 - 25 age group. Maybe they're too aware that adults would give them short shrift.