UK & Scotland Feb 27, 2012 9:19:18 GMT -5
Post by daphne on Feb 27, 2012 9:19:18 GMT -5
Feb 27, 2012 6:31:51 GMT -5 @onlooker said:I've heard the name of the Worker Involved who is not known to me apart from a name that's been on lists for many years.
But the only elaboration doing the rounds amongst F&W is "He is unable to continue in the work"
The safety of our children and grandchildren, and healing of any abused surely must be the top priority in all of this.
How does saying “ xxxx is unable to continue in the work” help with children’s safety and healing ? Why is this being said and not the full truth?
Fortunately I found a worker who was prepared to be open enough so I can consider my own family’s position on this. But what of those who know nothing of this who are spread across the country and may potentially have a ‘harmed’ relative in their midst?
The response so far to this strains credibility. Why not state things straightforwardly? What has been the thought process in all this? – I really hope it isn’t around protection of the work’s reputation- because even if any were tempted into that sort of thinking, surely they must see that long term their credibility would be rocked as things unravel and become known little by little. Openness would start the healing and would help the new leadership get everything cleaned up from the outset instead of this matter rumbling on and on. I simply cannot understand the response seen up to now.
Can the response so far, be reconciled with love and care for defenceless children or ,worse than that, already harmed children?
To be fair, one thing that has been achieved is that the perpetrator has been removed and presumably is no longer moving around from house to house that have families – actually I hope that is sorted- is anyone sure of that?
I wonder if it is felt that by removing the worker that that means the problem has effectively been dealt with. If so, how misguided can you get - with nothing being done or communicated that will help those in most need here i.e. the abused.
I must say I feel this injustice to the most innocent and defenceless in our fellowship most intensely. Are there others with families that feel the same fear, hurt and concern ? I have acquaintances who have been abused as children and the effect on them was profound. Counselling was much needed.
I do agree with Budgie that prayers are needed for all here – Alan, the other overseers who are helping him, the perpetrator, and particularly the victim(s)