I appreciate that, but what I meant was where a parent might have concerns, suspicions or evidence of abuse (or even bullying) within the Corps
I am not clear on the extent of Social Services powers - a situation can be reported to them but do they absolute power to investigate or can this be mitigated by other agency assurances and they kept at bay. Obviously in the case mentioned by Brooke Bond the SS (excuse that abbreviation) people had reason to protect girl - hence the complicit comment because wives do tend to stick up for husbands - marriage vows and all that, but there had to be hard evidence for them to intervene - suggests the child was already on an at risk.
I have just attended a work related course on protecting against bullying - this identified that there are various individuals within a child’s school existence who play a part in recognising the signs, and it did not even touch on Youth Organisations. So it seems that there are several levels which technically monitor a child, and if this ‘surveillance’ applies to bullying, it can equally apply to abuse, but a failing in anyone of these, can cause delay and thereby harm.
The parent has as much responsibility as others, although some tend to restrict their degree of responsibility to the conception bit. However there is tendency to overlook the fact that a) parents constitute a major part of the Squadron Association, and b) by a process of election, they have a Chairman who has a remit to monitor Child Welfare.
Surely that Chairman has a major responsibility to the parents to ensure that the RAFAC does not fail?