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Tahla Ikram

Another non-white child is discharged from care to die at the hands of a step parent.

The link is to the BBC's questions in which they say:
The final decision on returning Tahla to his father was made by a judge.
This is the local authority hiding behind a judge again. The judges basically go along with the recommendations of the Local Authority and Guardian. When you have a particularly good Guardian they may have some independent judgment from the Local Authority.

When I say the system as a whole is corrupt and secretive that does not mean that it does not get some things right. Nor does it mean that all of the people working within the system are corrupt. Some clearly are. Some make decisions for all sorts of wrong reasons. Some, however, work for what they perceive as the best interests of the child. The corruption of the system arises from the failure of the checks and balances.

Comments

saph said…
I have been absolutely devastated to learn about Tahla and his horrific injuries that resulted in his death. How can the authorities have allowed this to happen? how can these people sleep at night particularly the judge who returned Tahla back to his 'home'. The father and the lover of Tahla deserve to rot in hell. I'm heartbroken.
John Hemming said…
The judge merely followed the recommendations of the professionals.

The lesson from this is that the recommendations of the professionals are not really that reliable.
Unknown said…
I wont rest until these monsters are given at least 30 years each with no opportunity for early release, in a world where people are executed for adultery, i find this too much to bear. that beautiful, beautiful, beautiful baby suffered so badly its gutwrenching. If anyone has any ideas of how to sort this out, count me in. its my duty to the little tot
heartbroken