Conveyer belt of looked after Children in local authority care dead or alive?
When judges and social workers make the decisions to take children away from their family and either dump them in the failing care system or adopt them out have any of these decision makers looked at the very system they incarcerate vunerable children into? The very system that fails children who should be safe and are in fact more at risk than the very predicament they were originally in in many cases. Social Services are taking children into care for any reason they can possibly find and the number of children taken into care has grown with figures between 60 - 90 000 children now looked after in local authority care. Forced adoptions have decreased slightly whilst special guardianship orders have risen dramatically and any mother who’s child is placed under a SGO will tell you it is no different to their child being adopted because social workers ensure they never see their children again in most cases.
In a vain bid to avoid critisism social workers have gone nuts and are taking children left right and centre possibly to avoid critisism because children have died or been murdered as a result of social service failures to spot a child at risk. Why are social workers unable to recognise a child at risk?
Breaking up families has become a current debate because many of the reasons social workers take children are not valid and over zealous social workers will go so far as creating a situation in order to take the child.
The over zealous social workers take children and seperate families because they have now not only lost the true meaning of a child at risk but they now take it to the extremes where any reason is a good reason. The same social workers fail to see the long term damage caused and they fail to see the failures that are happening within the very care system they put children into. Once they have the child in the system the child simply becomes a statistic with no voice.
Sexual, physical, mental abuse of vunerable children in care is rife and hundreds of looked after children simply disappear without trace every year from the failing care system. 950 looked after children went missing in 2007 alone. The government couldn’t even tell you how many of those are dead or alive.
Do the decision makers take into account the failing care system when placing yet another child into it? No they don’t because they refuse to admit there is a serious problem not only with the care system in general but also in the way they manage cases they are involved with. When the decision makers make decisions for a child they fail miserably to recognise the damage they too take part in of the looked after child in their care. How can social workers say a mother is guilty of mental abuse if her child doesn’t attend school when social workers, police and judges take part in causing serious mental abuse to the children they make decisions on? Children are heard seriously distressed and screaming in family courts, begging for their mum’s as several police officers and social workers seperate the children from their mothers and older siblings, mothers screaming for their children who are dragged away by social workers and police, social workers who blatantly lie in court and commit purgery and yet they are never questioned.
I have seen evidence where one such social worker in Islington had a complaint made against him and guess who investigated that complaint? The investigator turns out to be no less than the social worker himself of whom the complaint was against. Islington who are well known for failing children in their care and it is extremely serious that Islingtons director allows social workers to investigate the complaints made against them and then shock and horror the social worker finds himself not guilty of the complaint made against him.
The social services and family courts have alot to answer for and the same problem will always remain and thats the fact the government does not listen to those who matter and with every child that speaks they are still not heard.
Judges, Police, Social workers, therapists, Caffcass, NSPCC fail the looked after child as much as the so called abuse, I say so called abuse because social workers are incarcirating children based on their personal opinions especially if they don’t like the mother and misuse their position which no one questions. They strip the child of their voice, they misuse their positions to target vunerable parents, they without a doubt make deliberate delays so they can frustrate families further and find ways to ensure they get the child. These social workers are the very people who don’t care where the missing children have gone whilst in their care, who took them, where did they end up if they ran away, are they alive or are they dead and what if they are in the clutches of the sick and twisted paedophile gangs out there who often come from higher places in organised crime against children. Those missing children from the care system become a statistic nothing more and nothing less because no one is listening. No one is learning and should children suffer the consequences of adult failures?
The British goverment fails more children than it has ever helped because they are not acting upon the alarming rates of vunerable children going missing within their own care.
Every missing child’s name should exist but they don’t exist because the government simply does not care what has happened to them
Failing court systems and failing criminal and civil systems fail to protect the most vunerable in the UK today and the only ones with any rights are in fact those who abuse or take part in organised abuse or covering it up.
The numbers of children looked after who went missing from local authority care in each of the last five years are shown here. This doesn’t include how many children may go missing that were placed in short term care.
The number of children looked after who went missing from care for 24 hours or more, in each of the years ending 31 March 2003 to 2007, including asylum-seeking children, was as follows:
2003 = 990
2004 = 730
2005 = 860
2006 = 890
These figures account for all children looked after excluding children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements.
The number of asylum-seeking children who went missing from care for 24 hours or more, in each of the years ending 31 March 2003 to 2007, was as follows:
23 Oct 2008 :
2003 = 70
2004 = 50
2005 = 70
2006 = 110
2007 = 90