‘STATE CONTROL’ FOR NATIVITY PLAYS Battling Barbara enjoys Fears ‘Big Brother’ watchdog a good will monitor children’s clubs, sport and even Sunday schools Christmas carry on
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.
Former education minister Sir John Hayes, MPs and campaign groups have all expressed alarm at the