Letter: We should care about children's interests, not money

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I SHARE Meg Henderson's concern regarding young carers. Legislation should ensure that both mother and child have rights which, translated into money, will support both of them. Compassion and intelligence have their place, but rights enshrined in law are far, far better than sympathy.

I am, however, concerned about her suggestion that parents should not participate in potentially dangerous pursuits. Living is risky. Should I not have dived into a swimming pool, thus risking serious injury, with my four boys? Where do you draw the line?

These two people can be supported and deserve a chance. We may be surprised at what can be achieved.

PAM READER-HOWELL

Bristol

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