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Social Services have obviously been affected by the outcry about Baby P, and who can blame them for not taking chances?
Last night a spokesman for Somerset Council said:'Children's Social Care are working closely with the mother to enable her to return to caring for her son.'
They refused to discuss the background to the case, or the reasons for their extreme intervention which is bound to re-fuel the debate over the smacking of children by parents.
So we don't know the background at all.
If I was that mother I'd be sorting out a very expensive lawyer very quickly to have a judicial review to get my son back before the SS have him adopted or he gets 'cared for' by some state-employed paedophile.
Click to rate Rating 886 - Rick Menson, Coventry, 9/4/2009 14:52
Another Witch-hunt by the meddling PC Crowd......
Click to rate Rating 1166 - Peter Jones, Amersham, UK, 9/4/2009 14:52
A couple of smacks with a brush does not equal abuse.
You can be sure that the real menaces are left well alone by social services.
Click to rate Rating 429 - Dino Fancellu, Epsom, 9/4/2009 15:51
This happens everytime when the Local Authorities fail by taking action on the little things.
After the baby P scandal the LAs resort to this rather than target the real problems. Other examples include:
Click to rate Rating 91 - Jonnyboy, London, 9/4/2009 16:01
I'm sorry but Social Services should be chasing the lax parents that don't smack their kids.......Undisciplined brats are the feral youths of tomorrow. Ever read Lord of the Flies ??
Click to rate Rating 61 - Salty Dog, Stockton on Tees, 9/4/2009 16:08
Now let me get this straight... If you smack your child, they take away; if you break your child's spine and ribs and pull out his finger nails, they do nothing.
Social services - don't you just love them!
And I'll never give another penny to the NSPCC. The laws in this country are too stiff as it is and, more to the point, do not work. If I ever see the plonker who made that stupid remark, I'll hit him with more than a hairbrush.
Adults do get hit with hairbrushes. I once got hit by my partner during a row. I didn't report her though.
Click to rate Rating 27 - Napoleon XXIV, London England, 9/4/2009 16:17
And this one is heavily in the red:
You can't win - if the teacher ignored this boy's cry for help and something more serious happened in the future that would be unforgiveable. If the boy was in enough pain (physical or emotional) to speak to a teacher then something had to be done - the child was hurt and scared and how hard must he have been hit to still be sore at school?
I hope he is okay.
Click to rate Rating 319 - Can't win, Wiltshire, 9/4/2009 15:56