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Mixed race toddler's carers found guilty (Kirklees)

This is another of those cases where one would have expected intervention from Childrens Social Services. She was a mixed race 4 year old. Harder to get adopted than an unharmed baby. It is important to remember that with all the social workers leavingt the profession because they cannot stand doing what they are doing it leaves fewer and fewer experienced people. Those people need to hunt up the "adoptible commodities". That cuts the time available to protect children.

Apparently an "independent professional" has done a review. The question is independent from what. Not independent from the profession. Not independent from the paying local authority.

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moira said…
What I don't understand about this case is the lack of concern about the child.
They obviously did not speak to the neighbours,or the father or monitor her and keep in contact with the nursery staff.After informing her parents to take her.

It just smacks of indifference.A few backgrounds checks would have determined the boyfriend was a drug addict.He probably had convictions for assault.

I don't believe the child had no marks. Abuse is persistent and tey obviously did not check her thoroughly.

Also a quick check round the house would show the child had no toys.

This is negligence and incompetence.They should be fired. an independent investigator who was chosen by the council and paid a handsome sum by the named council absolved them of any wrongdoing.

I really don't know how the sws and the independent investigators and everyone involved in this cover up sleep at night.

Babies are being removed because there may be a risk of possible emotional harm in the future.These are parents who love their children and cry every night when losing them.

Yet serious cases like this are ignored.

There is something seriously sick about the child protection system as it is.Nothing will change while sws like the above will stay in their jobs. In fact these workers tend to be promoted when its all been forgotten.

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