This is mainly aimed at the education sector and in particular at colleges. There are many college students who are doing adult learning courses but who are needing child protection. The majority of these adults are 25 and over and usually married with children, so why on earth are they being classed as a child. They DO NOT NEED protecting from such a law.
Also there are many young adults aged between 18 and 24 who abuse this law. They still threaten their tutors with the old child protection law that no discipline can be handed out to them. I am not saying tutors should be allowed to physically hurt students of course not!!! But I think the balance for students to always "call the shots" should be evened out and that tutors should have some discipline powers.
There is another agument that tutors are being suspended due to them wanting to be friends with some of the students. This SHOULD be allowed only if the student is 18 or over. The student shouldn't be classed as vunerable as many over 18s are happily married with children of their own so why are they classed as a vunerable adult? Many colleges claim that it is unprofessional to be friends with your students, which is fair enough if the student is under the age of 18! You can get married without consent, have kids, vote in elections, drink alcohol – do all this things of responsibility and still be labled as vunerable.
It has to change!!!!!!!!! Child Protection for under 18s only!!!!