30 August 2019

Social Services needs and overhaul to stop them traumatising children and their families

Social Services in UK is more like a Social Enforcement. It's certainly no longer a service to help people. Parents are treated like their enemy.

I hope Ian Josephs doesn't mind me copying his comment from

The “SS” ( 12/10/2018 Barnsley Chronicle) Judge Moore compared Social Services to the Nazi “SS” !
He said “Social services were like the SS of Nazi Germany. They’re literally the SS in their name, and their manner of working is somewhat draconian.”
1: Lord Justice Thorpe said There is nothing more serious than a removal hearing, because the parents are so prejudiced in proceedings thereafter.
2: Lord Justice Wall (the former Senior family court judge) said that the determination of some social workers to place children in an “unsatisfactory care system” away from their families was “quite shocking”.
3: In a separate case on which Sir Nicholas Wall also sat, Lord Justice Aikens described the actions of social workers in Devon as “more like Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China than the West
The podcast and transcript from the Debate that was held on 24 November is now on the Family Justice Council website. Please see the link below.
Maggie Mellon, British Association of Social workers; Ex-Vice Chair says:-
“I believe that suspicion of parents and of families has become corrosive, and is distorting the values of our profession.
For the last 20 plus years the number of investigations or assessments into families suspected of child abuse has climbed steadily upwards and now accounts for one in 20 families in England and Wales !!!

Ian Josephs has a website - https://forced-adoption.com/

Have parents become the enemy in social work?

Have parents become the enemy in social work? | Community Care

23 August 2019

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13 August 2019

Have Your Say: Inquiry Into Children’s Social Workers | Researching Reform

If you feel changes need to be made to childrens' social services then it is important that you fill this in.

Have Your Say: Inquiry Into Children’s Social Workers | Researching Reform

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