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Another sad death from child abuse in Haringey

The link is to yet another story. I am trying to put together some record as to deaths of children from maltreatment in the past two years.

This one I think was very early August 2007. I am aware of some issues about Haringey that I am not at liberty to reveal at the moment. However, it seems quite clear that the system is massively dysfunctional.

I have argued that the system intervenes where it shouldn't and as a consequence of that fails to intervene where it should.

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moira said…
I agree that so much time is spent on nothing cases just because the social worker takes a dislike to the parent,or has own prejudices to certain groups in society.

That is why they fail to deal with serious cases.

I went through court and afterwards I received a letter from the LA solicitor saying my parenting was of a high standard. I was forced to see an expert witness just for him to criticise the workers for their treatment of me.

After my child was home I was inundated with all different child professionals.Some of whom did not come as they realised that this SW was just bullying and persecuting me.Bombarding me with workers I did not need and who eventually agreed and left.
They told me we have limited resources and its overkill.

Other professionals are so scared of the power the children's services have that they reluctantly go along with things.

I just thought there are parents really struggling who desperately need support. There are abused and neglected children who could really do with this help.

I knew one boy who was being abused by 1 partner and they just neglected him.

From learning about other cases this happens a lot.
Some Social workers take a dislike to a parent,then spend too much time nit picking and making a case out of nothing. They are so corrupt that they abuse their position and act like a bully.

There needs to be an organisation that oversees the social workers. I don't mean the GSCC or the LGO who seem to cover up complaints and do their best to make social workers unprofessional behaviour unaccountable.
MICKY said…
ORPHAN BOY
About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 2004, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages . God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].
PEACE BE WITH YOU
MICKY

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