The intention is to establish guidelines for running out-of-hours clubs and activities to ensure children's safety and wellbeing.
The 'fears' seem to be being expressed by one person, Sir John Hayes, who was Minister for Higher Education and Policy Gravel at the DfES 2010-1012. A man of whom it can truly be said 'he rose without trace'.Big Brother powers which would see children's activities from cadets to nativity plays regulated by watchdogs are being sneaked in by the Government, campaigners fear. A consultation on how to safeguard out-of-school activities was launched last week but campaigners say it could lead to a raft of new controls which could hit the Scouts, Sunday schools and sports teams. The suggestions mirror controversial plans outlined in 2015 but then ditched which would have seen Ofsted brought in to regulate activities.
This would also include scouts and cadets. I've a dog in this fight, the worst child abuse case I dealt with in my career was a scoutmaster, considered a pillar of the community. 24 kids.