though they haven't posted itHe may have been a hero in the war, but he was a coward in his death
AAAAAGH! god, i wonder what might not have helped there eh?The babies were born in December, at the height of nationwide fury that social workers had failed to step in and halt the abuse and tragic death of Baby Peter in Haringey, North London.
The alarm over Peter's death has raised the prospect that some innocent families have been caught up in the backlash.
I have. For example, the social workers in two local authorities who preferred to spend a fortune in legal fees disclaiming responsibility for giving a vulnerable 16 year old a bed for the night rather than just sorting out the accommodation first and leaving the argument about who should pay till later. And the Head of Social Services who spent months ignoring her own junior's warnings that the family of a seriously disabled girl were under so much stress that they were on the brink of break-up, until the entire family unit collapsed and the girl had to be taken into care.I have never, repeat never, come across one who does not have the attitude that they are in the job to do the best for their clients that they can in the circumstances.
There's a tv presenter called Trisha Goddard who used to (still does?) present a Jeremy Kyle/Rikki Lake type show. Over the years people noticed that whatever misfortune, illness or personal tragedy the guests had, she too claimed to have experienced it. For some reason I thought of this when I read your latest post but for the life of me I don't know why.moonshien wrote:having had two disabled* sisters we spent a lot of time in the company of SWs.
sadly they generally did prove compatiible with 'right on' stereotype and one in particular was seemingly obsessed with correcting my mother's 'unacceptable' terminology
* we werent allowed to call them disabled in the presence of the SW. the correct term varied from time to time, depending which course they'd been on.
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