Social Care Crisis: Damning Ofsted Report Says 20 Local Authorities Cannot Keep Children Safe

Social Care Crisis: Damning Ofsted Report Says 20 Local Authorities Cannot Keep Children Safe

What Authority?

They are not an authority in anything. They have no authority.


My Child Will Be Given Either A Care Order Or A Supervision Order

In this readers story, she has experienced 10 years of persecution from Social Services.  At the time of sharing her story, her child is not in care.  I have not heard from her since.

He was abused sexually by a respite carer he had where we first lived in Scotland – this was swept under the carpet by SS superiors and the police. I am fighting a battle just now to discredit false allegations that were made about me by 1 of the schools that my child attended before we moved house. If I do not discredit them, my child will be given either a care order or a supervision order. The latter can mean he is not in my care as well as cutting us off from leaving the city we live in without written permission from SCRA, to visit friends, family, or to holiday, and everything my child would do or have would be compulsory. Meaning if he is bullied, or abused I would be unable to deal with this in any way or remove my child from this situation

Care And Supervision Orders – Public children – Family – Lexis®

Public Law Outline

The Pilot Scheme and revised Public Law Outline (PLO) for public children proceedings and other Part 4 proceedings will be introduced with effect from 1 July 2013.   The pilot is the latest in a series of attempts to ensure that care proceedings are determined in accordance with the ‘overriding objective’ fairly, making proportionate use of the court’s resources and within the child’s timescale.  The pilot did run until 31 March 2014 and will enable courts in specified areas to implement the new court process required to support the proposed 26 week time limit for proceedings.

There is a new and stronger emphasis on speedy decision-making; the target for completion is 26 weeks (as proposed by the Family Justice Review and included in the Children and Families Bill) but extensions of up to 8 weeks at a time will be allowed with ‘specific justification’ so that cases to be decided justly (para 6.2).

How is the pre-proceedings process working?
In April 2010, a team from the Law School at University of Bristol and the Social Work School at University of East Anglia began a research project, funded by the ESRC (Grant No RES 062-23-2226), to examine the operation and impact of the pre-proceedings process.

What use are local authorities making of the pre-proceedings process?
The local authorities in the study were using the pre-proceedings process in almost all cases where there was time to do so. Where the process was not used, care proceedings were generally issued within 15 days of the legal planning meeting (but not in the case of Minor G).

Sending a letter before proceedings did not mean the social worker thought that care proceedings could be avoided. Local authorities used two different forms of the pre-proceedings letter: the standard letter, set out in the 2008 Guidance headed ‘HOW TO AVOID GOING TO COURT’, and a ‘letter of intent’ indicating that care proceedings would be issued.  Letters of intent were less common, around one in five of the letters seen, but one of the local authorities used them in a quarter of its cases, and they were frequently used in cases relating to unborn children where a child had been removed previously.

Two features were common in cases where the pre-proceedings process was used: (1) Almost all the children had child protection plans; this was true for less than half of the cases taken directly to court. Local authorities used the pre-proceedings process as ‘a step up’ from ordinary child protection planning, to mark the seriousness of their concerns or where parents had not responded sufficiently to the child protection plan.  (2) Thirty per cent of the cases related to unborn babies; the pre-proceedings process provided a framework for working with parents in these cases and enabled parents to have legal advice when crucial matters were discussed such as co-operation with pre-birth assessment or the baby’s care after discharge from hospital.  Source: Family Law Week  Child protection has been under the microscope since details of Baby P’s case came to light. Dr Ray Jones, professor of social work at Kingston University, believes too many changes in the past few years have led to confusion..

USA – Problems at the Department of Children and Family Services

England, Wales – Children and local authority care.

Social workers to get tool to improve care applications – 7/5/2013 – Community Care

A family court judge has slammed social services . ~  Northants Herald & Post, Thursday 5 February 2015

A family court judge has slammed social services .
~ Northants Herald & Post, Thursday 5 February 2015

A simplified tool to improve care applications by social workers is to be launched next week.

Developed by Cafcass and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), the tool is designed to replace traditional court bundles, which are often 400 to 500 pages long, with a “short, sharp document” that is only 30 to 40 pages in length.

Speaking at the ADCS annual conference, Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, said: “We’re launching a template for the local authority case made under the revised Public Law Outline, which is being piloted from 1 July.

“Taken together with the Cafcass case analysis template and guidance it introduces a single and simplified social work framework for assessment and case analysis in care proceedings. It should at the same time help all concerned focus on the key issues in the case and see the wood for the trees.”

Andrew Webb, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, said: “The document has been produced to mirror the requirements of the new Public Law Outline and brings into sharp focus the need for analytical writing and the presentation of analytical social work in order to support a full understanding by all parties of what the local authority position is in relation to the child and the long term plan for that child.”

Douglas said the tool should increase the status of social workers as experts in cases and build their confidence.

However, he admitted that for the tool to work, social workers will have to improve their standards of writing and case analysis. “This will be quite a stretch and training for social workers. It won’t be easy for social workers to suddenly and routinely produce a child impact statement, which includes a child’s own statement.”

Every director of children’s services will have the template for a care application under the revised Public Law Outline by the end of next week. Click Here To Read More>>>

Campaigners hit out at plans to let profit-making groups take responsibility for vital children’s social services

Professor Eileen Munro, who carried out an independent review of child protection for Michael Gove in 2011, said the proposals were “a bad idea”.

“It’s the state’s responsibility to protect people from maltreatment. It should not be delegated to a profit-making organisation,” she said.

I am not a person who is busy searching to find a path in life.
I love what I do,what about you?

Let us play a game.
In this game, called Chess, the pawns have already unmasked the corruption.

The system tends to be corrupt.
The system is built to be corrupt.
The boundaries within the system, are called institutions..

The game is to imagine that Northamptonshire police force is dealing with a family who the police are convinced and disseminate information that parent is mentally ill and is suffering with some form of disorder.
That particular police force is an institution, working within the system.

You only learn not to fight the system, until you have fought the system.
You have to be in it, to win it.
This is how you learn about the workings of the chosen system.
ONLY through experience
This is called a higher learning of what life is.

From the 2nd February 2015 this Court will no longer take NEW petitions for divorce. For all NEW divorce petitions email for an information pack or a pack can be obtained personally from your local County Court.

Northampton Crown Court, County Court and Family Court

From the 2nd February 2015 this Court will no longer take NEW petitions for divorce or applications for Care Proceedings. The Family Court will only take applications for Emergency Protection Orders.   At least that one is down, no more, gone for good, OVER!


Zam Zam in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

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Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
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