Thursday, October 29, 2009

Child abuse report: ECM manages a few words – in the fine print

UPDATE: Every Child Matters was misleading the public again at the end of 2010.  Here's our response.

O.K. – so now Every Child Matters has managed to squeeze in, toward the bottom of the page introducing its report, a few words acknowledging that the spending data in the first version were wrong. But it's easy to miss, and people who go to the press release from the ECM home page could miss it completely. (Also: the second paragraph of their acknowledgment of error bears a certain resemblance to the "bait and switch" I predicted in my first, long post to this Blog about the ECM report.) Why is it like pulling teeth to get these guys to offer a prominent correction of a serious error?