Has the world gone crazy? I can hardly believe how misguided the Scottish Parliament is in drafting the Children and Young People Bill to include a clause that all children should have a “guardian” (your report, 8 October).
As a mother and grandmother I feel insulted by such an idea and cannot imagine how any advisers – if they exist – could suggest such an idea. How dare they?
I realise that there is a small percentage of parents who lack adequate skills.
However, the majority of parents are responsible, caring people and do not need a “guardian” to interfere in the upbringing of their children.
As a retired adviser on social work to the Scottish Office I can only wonder who are the advisers in drafting such a document.
We need this extra money to employ more trained social workers to improve services to children in need and those who are disabled.
Muirhouses by Bo’ness