Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents

Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents When Child Protective Services received a complaint that a Harris County father had choked his teenage daughter, caseworker Michelle Robinson said she hurried to the house, conducted a thorough investigation, determined there … Continue reading

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Northamptonshire Is Taking Record Numbers Of Children Into Care



Northamptonshire Is Taking Record Numbers Of Children Into Care


Our state foster care agencies are apparently so underfunded that they are taking resources from abused and neglected children. The agencies are taking control over foster children’s Social Security benefits (when the children are disabled or have deceased parents) and using the children’s funds to repay foster care costs. 

via Impoverished Children in Foster Care Is A Giant Corporation.

Last month the council reported forecast overspends in its adult and children’s social services of £12.6m and £5.8m respectively, for the year ending March 2018. The County Councils Network points out that Northamptonshire is taking record numbers of children into care.


Foster Care Agencies 

The fostering service is managed by the local authority. The range of fostering services includes time-limited, respitelong-term, permanent, kinship and family link fostering. The fostering service assesses, approves and provides on-going support to foster carers.

According the White House report, S-744 will benefit the economy in four main ways:

  1. Strengthening the overall economy and growing U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  The immigration bill will result in a larger labor force, higher productivity and investment, and an increase in industries such as technology, tourism, hospitality, agriculture, and housing.

Starred Care Plans – Their Conception And Demise


English councils confirm they set targets for the number of children to be adopted

 Responding to concerns expressed by the former MP John Hemming who noted that children were leaving care and being adopted at a much higher rate in the UK than in any other European country. He posed an important question:

“We do need to ask how much of an effect adoption targets are having on the numbers of adoptions, if they are not to prevent children who would previously have returned to their parents from doing so.”

Our first attempt to provide some clarity on this issue showed us that we needed much fuller information from a wider range of sources. We agreed with Mr Hemming that this was an important issue and we wanted to establish the facts, if we could. We had often heard assertions that some individual councils used targets but we hadn’t seen evidence to confirm or deny this. We continued to have major concerns about potentially dangerous or misleading information given to families, which could be given on the basis that their children would be ‘taken’ in order to meet such targets.   Continue reading -> 

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Employer Vicarious Liability

Employer Vicarious Liability


The big question here is whether an employer can be vicariously liable for the criminal actions of an employee that has breached the Data Protection Act (DPA)

If you are vicariously liable, it means that you are held responsible for someone else’s actions or omissions. Therefore, in this context, an employer may be responsible for their employee’s actions. For this to be the case it needs to be evidenced that the employee’s actions were in the course of their employment.

A recent case involving Morrisons has just provided a judgment allowing employers to be vicariously liable in criminal proceedings. In this case, a disgruntled employee of Morrisons leaked the personal data of nearly a 100,000 staff, which led to a number of them seeking legal action against Morrisons for a breach of the Data Protection Act.

March 2018

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK body tasked with data protection, has levied a £120,000 fine on Stoke-on-Trent City Council after the authority was found guilty of a serious data breach. The ICO used the announcement to remind organisations the importance of encrypting confidential personal information.

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The Battle Of The Cowshed


The Battle Of The Cowshed

via Rotherham child sexual abuse victims to take police to court.

I have no idea whether anything has really got better in Rotherham’s Children’s Services – people did eventually resign over the scandal (although they all clung on for as long as they possibly could, they certainly weren’t willing to admit that they had wilfully ignored criminal gangs raping kids in care for years) and it might well be true that a clean up has happened and that people who actually know what they are doing are now running the services.

I am not however entirely convinced by the reassurances that all is now well in Rotherham. Rotherham’s Children’s Services were not taken over by organised criminal gangs  because of the fuckwittery of just those few people who resigned. A problem as big as Rotherham will have evolved over many years and virtually everyone involved in the ‘service’ will have been complicit. It was also admitted that in Rotherham, the police had completely ignored what was going on and in some cases had actively colluded – teenagers who had been raped and threatened with immolation by their rapists were told to piss off by the police when they tried to report the serious offences that had been committed against them. The region’s NHS services will also have been fully aware of what was happening to those teenagers, but as usual no-one has mentioned that. The education authorities will have known as well and the Third sector organisations. Continue reading →

Police and council make six-figure compensation payments to child sex abuse victims in Rotherham.



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This Woman Stole Children From The Poor To Give To The Rich


This Woman Stole Children From The Poor To Give To The Rich

Georgia Tann orchestrated the seizure of thousands of kids — all under the pretense of doing good.Special Collections Dept/The Uni

Babies were snatched off the streets by strangers in passing cars. Or taken from day-care centers or church basements where they played. Or stolen from hospitals, right after birth, passed from doctor to nurse to a uniformed “social worker” — before vanishing in an instant.

Some were dropped into dismal orphanages; others were sent to a new family, their identities wiped, no questions asked. Most would never see their birth parents again. View post  →

via Chronic Child Neglect

All the children have experienced a very deprived emotional environment. Dr Birch considered that X was functioning at a ‘considerable below average age for a child of his age’ such that a definition of learning disability could be applied, although she accepted this could have been influenced by his deprivation and/or his early meningitis. She considered Y had experienced a very deprived emotional environment.



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Mayor Joins Charities In Fight To Ensure No One Forced To Sleep Rough


Mayor Joins Charities In Fight To Ensure No One Forced To Sleep Rough


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15 December 2017

Sadiq links up with new alliance of charities and sets up single donation point for Londoners

For the first time, Mayor to open emergency weather shelters on every ‘sub-zero’ day

Work begins on new permanent hub to help first-time rough sleepers 

A coalition of 18 charities has united for the first time and joined forces with the Mayor of London to launch a new campaign to help rough sleepers in the capital.


Alongside the Mayor’s record levels of City Hall investment in services to give people sleeping rough somewhere to sleep and access to the support and help they need, the ‘No one needs to sleep rough in London’ campaign raises awareness and sets out how Londoners can help ensure there is a way off the streets for rough sleepers this winter.


In a new approach, the Mayor Sadiq Khan, has helped bring together 18 charities that have decades of experience in helping people sleeping rough in the capital, to form a coalition – the London Homeless Charities Group.


The coalition offers Londoners an easily accessible single donation point, with all funds generated going equally to all 18 charities to direct vital services for people sleeping rough where they are needed most. The campaign will also show Londoners how they can direct outreach services towards people found sleeping rough.


The Mayor launched the campaign on a visit to start work on a new permanent hub in Hackney for the No Second Night Out service – a vital programme providing a rapid response to assess the needs of new rough sleepers and give them an offer that means they do not have to sleep out for a second night.


It is expected the hub will be open and ready to help people off the streets early next year. Work on a second hub and a staging post, both in Lewisham, will provide short-term accommodation for people the hub can’t help immediately. Work will begin on site in the spring.


During the visit, Sadiq also announced a major new policy approach to help people sleeping rough this winter. From now on, emergency shelters across the capital will be open on every day of sub-zero temperatures in London, ditching the previous Mayor’s policy of only making shelters available for people when three consecutive days of freezing temperatures were forecast.


Sadiq felt the approach he inherited did not go far enough to help those on the streets and has changed the policy for all shelters run by City Hall. He has also helped London councils to change their policy in line with his new approach – with all 33 boroughs now signed up to open their shelters on the first day of sub-zero temperatures.


A sharper focus under Sadiq Khan has resulted in the rise in the number of people sleeping rough effectively halting for the first time since 2009, but the fact it doubled from 3,975 in 2010/11 to more than 8,000 in 2015/16 means more support is needed and that ministers need to tackle the long-term causes.


During the Mayor’s first year in office, he set up the ‘No Nights Sleeping Rough’ taskforce – a group that brings together key groups in London to work together and put in place new interventions to help people sleeping rough. With the help of the taskforce, the Mayor has secured £4.2m toward new targeted services, including a programme to ensure the capital’s 350 most entrenched rough sleepers are identified and supported.


It follows a commitment by the Mayor to spend £9m every year on rough sleeping services in London and a £50m fund announced at the end of last year to invest in accommodation so that people can move on from hostels and refuges.


The Mayor is doing everything he can with the powers and resources available to him at City Hall and is urging Londoners to join him by donating to the new coalition of charities and connecting people seen sleeping rough to outreach services, by using StreetLink – a website which sends an alert to the local authority or support service to go out and offer them help.


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “We’ve already started to make progress in London, but it’s still shocking that so many people in our city feel they have no choice but to sleep on the streets.  We must continue to take action because one person sleeping rough is always one too many.


“I know there are millions of Londoners who want to do something to help rough sleepers get off the streets for good. That’s why I am pleased to be joining forces with our new coalition of charities dedicated to this cause, offering a single donation point for Londoners who want to give money to those who need help the most. I urge Londoners to donate and join me in helping people sleeping on our streets to connect with vital services.


“As Mayor, I am investing in services right across the capital and doing everything within my power to tackle this issue. But the government also needs to play its part by providing additional funding so that we can boost much-needed services in London, and by tackling the long-term causes of homelessness and rough sleeping.”


The campaign, which runs for two months, will be promoted on the underground network and supported across the Mayor’s social media channels.


Denise Hatton, Chief Executive for YMCA England & Wales, said: “It should be unimaginable that anyone has to spend a single night sleeping rough in this country. Homelessness is the major issue of our time, which is why 18 charities have come together to form the London Homeless Charities Group, bringing together expertise across the sector to end rough sleeping and homelessness in the capital for good.


“It’s a tremendous boost to have the Mayor of London support our first winter campaign, but we now need your support. We know that Londoners care passionately about helping people sleeping rough and through the London Homeless Charities Group, Londoners now have a central point for donations. Together we can offer more support to rebuild lives and make sure that no one has to spend another night living on the street.”


Howard Sinclair, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s, said: “St Mungo’s is proud to have provided the No Second Night Out service since its inception in London and, through it, helped thousands of people to move away from the streets as soon as possible. Five years of temporary premises, however, has been very challenging for the service so we very much welcome the Mayor backing the need to get NSNO hubs on a permanent footing.


“The new hubs, in Hackney and Lewisham, will help transform the service NSNO staff are able to provide and result in many more people, we hope, being able to rebuild their lives.”


Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, said: “We’re proud that the Mayor of London has chosen to launch his ‘No one needs to sleep rough in London’ campaign in Hackney, where we’ve been working closely with him and St Mungo’s to open a permanent hub for No Second Night Out.


“We’re committed to tackling all forms of homelessness, and we hope that the new permanent hub in Hackney will help NSNO build on their record of helping thousands of people off the streets, transforming even more lives across London.”

  • The new coalition of 18 charities – London Homeless Charities Group consists of:
    • Albert Kennedy Trust
    • Centrepoint
    • The Connection at St Martins
    • Crisis
    • Depaul
    • Homeless Link
    • Housing Justice
    • LandAid
    • New Horizon Youth Centre
    • Providence Row
    • Shelter
    • St Mungo’s
    • Thames Reach
    • The Big Issue Foundation
    • The Passage
    • The Salvation Army
    • West London Mission
    • YMCA England
  • The campaign will run until mid-February. The donation page on and information for contacting StreetLink will remain.
  • The total number of rough sleepers seen rough sleeping in London in 2016/17 was 8,108. This compares to 8,096 the previous year. The figure reported in 2010/11 was of 3,975. Chain statistics are here:
  • The Mayor has set up the ‘No Nights Sleeping Rough’ taskforce – a London-wide taskforce to oversee the implementation of the Mayor’s rough sleeping work and funding priorities. Chaired by James Murray, the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, it brings together partners key to tackling rough sleeping in London (including boroughs, voluntary organisations and government).
  • City Hall also invests £9m a year in a range of pan-London services for rough sleepers. Last year, the rough sleeping services commissioned by the Mayor supported more than 1,600 people off the streets and helped a further 1,600 people with a history of rough sleeping, who are at risk of losing their accommodation and returning to the streets, to stay in their homes. More information about those services can be found here:
  • Through his Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21, the Mayor has made available up to £50m of capital funding to provide accommodation for people ready to move on from hostels, so that this group can live more independently and spaces are made available for those newly in need.
  • The ‘No Nights Sleeping Rough’ taskforce helped the Mayor secure £4.2m from the government to help rough sleepers. That includes: £2 million (alongside £1 million from City Hall) for a rough-sleeping Social Impact Bond – an innovative results-focussed way of helping more than 300 of London’s rough sleepers with the most complex needs, such as mental health issues and drug and alcohol problems; £1.875 million for a ‘Safe Connections’ project, to help people who have slept rough at least twice in the last three months; and £340,000 for a pan-London ‘Hostels Clearing House’ pilot, to help councils and the services they commission make optimum use of London’s hostel spaces for rough sleepers.
  • The Mayor is committing £5million toward funding this permanent hub for No Second Night Out, with St Mungo’s providing about £600,000. The decision to allocate this money was taken in October 2017 under Sadiq’s Affordable Homes Programme (Homelessness Change). This follows lengthy delays to finding appropriate premises under the previous Mayor who first announced his intention to fund this project in February 2015.


Although the word “charity” is often used as a “catch-all” for simplicity’s sake, Section 501(c)(3) describes groups organized and operated for one or more of the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Day care centers, food banks, low-income housing organizations, mental health organizations, United Ways, museums, theatre groups, colleges, and environmental groups are just some examples of the many types of charities .

Committed to ensuring that no individual arriving on the streets will sleep out for a second night.

No Second Night Out (NSNO) was launched on 1 April 2011 as a pilot project aimed at ensuring those who find themselves sleeping rough in central London for the first time need not spend a second night on the streets.

London Delivery Board (LDB) – a partnership body chaired by the Mayor’s Housing Advisor that brings together central London boroughs, government departments, the voluntary sector and key stakeholders. The outcome the LDB is seeking to deliver is that no one will live on the streets of London and no individual arriving on the streets will sleep out for a second night.

To achieve an end to rough sleeping the LDB has already put in place a range of approaches for those who have spent longest on the streets and those who repeatedly return to the streets. It has also delivered targeted approaches for non-UK rough sleepers.


No Second Night Out began as a pilot project on the 1st April 2011 and operated across ten central boroughs represented on the LDB. From 1st June 2012 it rolled out to all London boroughs.

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Many Organisations Claim To Be Charities Providing Charitable Services.


Many Organisations Claim To Be Charities Providing Charitable Services.



Private Limited Company by guarantee without share capital use of ‘Limited’ exemption

According to government figures, 4,751 people are sleeping rough in England – up 15% on last year.


In general, 501(c)(3) organizations are divided into two categories, “public charities” or “private foundations.”

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Private Company


Nature of business (SIC)

  • 55900 – Other accommodation
  • 68201 – Renting and operating of Housing Association real estate
  • 87300 – Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled
  • 88990 – Other social work activities without accommodation not elsewhere classified

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Thinking About Ecclesiastical Law – Charitable Organization, Or Charity And Wasting Hours? I Can Help!


Thinking About Ecclesiastical Law – Charitable Organization, Or Charity And Wasting Hours? I Can Help!


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Ecclesiastical jurisdiction in its primary sense does not signify jurisdiction over ecclesiastics (“church leadership”), but jurisdiction exercised by church leaders over other leaders and over the laity.

layperson (also layman or laywoman) is a person who is not qualified in a given profession and/or does not have specific knowledge of a certain subject. In religious organizations, the laity consists of all members who are not members of the clergy, usually including any non-ordained members of religious institutes, e.g. a nun or lay brother.

Jurisdiction is a word borrowed from the legal system which has acquired a wide extension in theology, wherein, for example, it is frequently used in contradistinction to order, to express the right to administer sacraments as something added onto the power to celebrate them. So it is used to express the territorial or other limits of ecclesiastical, executive or legislative authority. Here it is used as the authority by which judicial officers investigate and decide cases under Canon law.

The Jurisprudence Of Canon Law

The jurisprudence of canon law is the complex of legal principles and traditions within which canon law operates, while the philosophy, theology, and fundamental theory of canon law are the areas of philosophical, theological, and legal scholarship dedicated to providing a theoretical basis for canon law as legal system and as true law.


Ecclesiastical #law – Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including (in some jurisdictions) arbitration agreements that exclude the normal court process.

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Charitable Organization, or Charity

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This is the category people think of most often when they are referring to a non-profit. It refers generally to organizations that are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although the word “charity” is often used as a “catch-all” for simplicity’s sake, Section 501(c)(3) describes groups organized and operated for one or more of the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Day care centers, food banks, low-income housing organizations, mental health organizations, United Ways, museums, theatre groups, colleges, and environmental groups are just some examples of the many types of charities.

In general, 501(c)(3) organizations are divided into two categories, “public charities” or “private foundations.” Public charities are 501(c)(3) organizations that can demonstrate that a certain part of their support (usually 1/3 on average) comes from the general public or a unit of government; or organizations formed to raise money for a specific school, hospital, governmental unit or publicly supported charity. However, charities are permitted to charge fees for their services; in fact, most charities rely on fees for a substantial part of their revenues. Contributions to public charities are usually tax-deductible, a significant privilege not granted to most other types of organizations. Public charities are prohibited from engaging in any activities to support or oppose political candidates, but are permitted to influence legislation within legal limits.

VIDEO: Legal Discrimination (David Middlebrook | Church Law Group)

Private foundations are organizations that distribute money to fulfill a public purpose. Foundations are subject to different laws and regulations than public charities. Foundations must distribute a certain portion of their income for charitable purposes; are subject to strict rules and penalties to prevent personal gain on the part of trustees, substantial contributors and other disqualified persons; must pay an excise tax on investment income. Under most circumstances, contributions to private foundations are tax-deductible. Private foundations are prohibited from engaging in lobbying activities, but may contribute to charities that lobby as long as the funds are not earmarked for lobbying purposes.

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The Constitution – Ex Cathedra


The Constitution – Ex Cathedra


 “We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff” (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unam Sanctam, 1302.

The Magna Carta or Great Charter.  It is known world-wide as being the founding of modern principles of democracy and individual rights and freedoms while curtailing the power of the State which at the time was King John.

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King John is one of the more controversial monarchs of Medieval England and is most associated with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. John was born on Christmas Eve, the youngest son of Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

John was born around Christmas in 1166 or 1167 in Oxford, the youngest and favourite son of Henry II.

On his father’s death in 1189 his brother, Richard, became king. In 1199, Richard died and John became king. War with France was renewed, triggered by John’s second marriage. While asked to mediate between the rival families of Lusignan and Angoulâme, he married the Angoulâme heiress Isabella, who had been betrothed to Hugh de Lusignan. A rebellion broke out and John was ordered to appear before his overlord, Philip II of France. His failure to do so resulted in war.

By 1206, John had lost Normandy, Anjou, Maine and parts of Poitou.  He was determined to win them back. This required money, so his government became increasingly ruthless and efficient in its financial administration. Taxes soared and he began to exploit his feudal rights ever more harshly.

Civil war broke out in May 1215 and the rebels seized London, John was compelled to negotiate further and, on 19 June at Runnymede on the River Thames, he accepted the baronial terms embodied in the Magna Carta, which limited royal power, ensured feudal rights and restated English law. It was the first formal document stating that the monarch was as much under the rule of law as his people, and that the rights of individuals were to be upheld even against the wishes of the sovereign.

Ex Cathedra

adjective, adverb
from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible.


(RC Church(of doctrines of faith or morals) defined by the pope as infallibly true, to be accepted by all Catholics.

First recorded in 1810 – 20, ex cathedra is fromthe Latin word ex cathedrā literally, from the chair.

Note Figuratively, any authoritative pronouncement may be called ex cathedra.”

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Committee On Civil Liberties, Justice And Home Affairs (LIBE) European Parliament Committees

Committee On Civil Liberties, Justice And Home Affairs (LIBE)

European Parliament Committees

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The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is a standing committee of the European Parliament that is responsible for protecting civil liberties and human rights, including those of minorities, as listed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Its current chair, elected on 7 July 2014, is Claude Moraes, a British Indian Labour MEP.


Specifically, the committee deals with data protection issues; asylum, migration, and “integrated management of the common borders”; and the EU approach to criminal law“, including police and judicial cooperation and terrorism, all while ensuring that the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality are respected.[2] Additionally, it oversees several agencies of the European Union, including the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the European Union Agency for Fundamental RightsEuropolEurojust, the European Police College (Cepol), the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and other such agencies.


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Texas pushes back on federal judge’s foster care ruling, though children’s lawyers say let it rip

Texas pushes back on federal judge’s foster care ruling, though children’s lawyers say let it rip


NEW ORLEANS — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office and lawyers representing foster children slugged it out Thursday 15th February 2018 over whether a federal appeals court should make Texas obey a judge’s demands while the state appeals her ruling that its long-term foster care system is “broken.”

Three judges of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals complained they don’t have enough information on whether the Legislature’s infusion of cash and new hires at Child Protective Services last year have alleviated some of the problems cited by U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack.

Texas has resisted the class-action suit challenging its foster care system more ferociously than any of about 20 other states and counties previously sued by Children’s Rights, a New York-based advocacy group, and A Better Childhood, a spinoff group started by its founder.

The Texas case was tried more than three years ago. The data on which Jack based part of her ruling — much of it disturbing — is far from fresh.  Continue reading →

A federal judge ruled  that the Texas foster care system for nearly 30,000 children is unconstitutionally broken, saying that kids rescued by one of the largest child protection agencies in the U.S. often leave state custody in worse shape than before.

via Judge Finds Texas’ Foster Care Unconstitutionally ‘Broken’

A class-action lawsuit in 2011, brought by the New York-based advocacy group Children’s Rights, accused the state of perennial mismanagement, understaffing and putting kids at risk for abuse and neglect. Eight foster children died from maltreatment in foster homes in fiscal year 2013, a fourfold increase from the year prior. In 2014, three died in foster care. Click Here To Read The Full Article>>


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