Over 10 Children Under Five Disappear in the Care System
Figures revealed by the Children’s Minister show that more than 10 children under the age of five went missing whilst in local authority care placements between March 2007 and March 2008.
The House of Commons revealed that at least one child under the age of one went missing although they cant give the exact figures as they simply don’t know so there could be many more unreported and over 10 young children between the ages of one and four went missing from the care system
Children in care from all ages go missing and its been an ongoing problem for years and it is the one area the Government and DCSF ignore as do Social Services and the Police.
This area needs more indepth monitoring and given those children at such a young age are missing why have we not seen news releases giving a description so that the public can be made aware as was the case with Maddy or dont children in care matter?
Social workers should also be accountable for any children that go missing as this is either total incompetence and there should be a public demand to know what the Government, DCSF, Police and Social Services have done to find those missing children.
Have they since been found, are they still missing, what has been done to find those children and who was responsible?
Are they being taken by paedophiles aided by abusers within the system? Are their natural parents taking them or are they dead, alive or other?
These questions need to be answered and whilst this is a regular occurance over decades it has never been taken seriously by our failing Government or The Social Care System.
We are not in the Bermuda triangle and children dont simply up and disappear and the only way they can disapear is by an adult being involved.