Wednesday 29 March 2017

Have we lost sight of the bigger picture on child protection?

Banning parents from taking photographs of children at public events is not just over the top, it's legally wrong, says Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Last Friday, my step-daughter got up to sing at her Confirmation mass. It was a beautiful moment. She did credit to herself, her family and her school.

But all I have of it is a memory. Because a few minutes before she sang, the presiding priest told families that photographing the event would be illegal.

"According to the rules of child protection law, we have to ask you not to take pictures," he said.

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