I’m using the following article as an example. But it just speaks volumes to a larger issue. Children, or anyone, should never disapear into the system and be neglected or abused for the sake of policy loopholes or lack of funding. Moreover the government is not a person. Policy is not a person. The state should not ever have the right to raise children ever. If for whatever reason a child can’t be raised by their parents they should go to another human being not be left in the care of the state. And there definitely should be open lines of communication. So yeah this is an example of where “social whistleblowing” might come into affect. And why anonymous communication is so important.
Rigid policies based on political correctness and back covering combined with romanticised narratives about children, fundamentalist dogma and almost complete unaccountability. NGO’s and other agencies which have to justify their funding and go after low hanging fruit to do so. Secret courts and feigned interest in the wishes and views of natural parents. Professionals who glory in the kudos but don’t talk about the elephant in the room. These protectors have gotten way above their pay grade. Resources intended for protection of children from harm are constantly squandered on protection of morals and narratives. The focus is on obsessions, the activities fear based. So, yes, SAFE network may be a way for professionals and kids to blow the whistle and kill some myths. In such an emotionally charged arena, some may choose to use the anonymity to make false allegations but we can all hope the overall balance will be in favour of truth coming out. It usually does.