Sir Martin James Narey
There has long been an absolute conviction among social workers, statutory and voluntary, and politicians local and national, that taking a child into care is to be avoided almost at all cost. Social workers are not angels. I have spent a few hours recently with an inspirational young social worker in his first year of employment with alocal authority. Dedicated and idealistic as he was, he was unduly stressed and haunted by ‘ 7the consequences – the vilification which he feared would follow – of making a wrong decision.
Family court reform: a disaster for parents
In the name of efficiency, the Children and Families Act will make it easier to take children away from their parents. spiked-online.com
Martin Narey, chief executive of Barnardo’s and former director general of the Prison Service, said criminalising young children increased their chances of reoffending.
Source: Child Trafficking Secrets and whatdotheyknow.
Very interesting and insightful information, presented below.
Child Protection or Child Trafficking
From: LS Palmer
18 January 2011
The standard letter from the Department of Education states:
“The law is clear: children should live with their parents wherever
possible and, when necessary, families should be given extra
support to help keep them together. In most cases, support from the
local authority enables any concerns to be addressed and children
remain with their families.”
S17 of the Children Act places a duty on Children’s Services to assist families in need.