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Birmingham Childrens Social Services Report

I have been quite busy working to highlight the systematic problems that cause the situation where Birmingham has the problems as identified in Monday's report. I will do a detailed post at some stage about this.

However, it is my view that Birmingham is far from being the worst Childrens Services Authority for Child Protection. It is, however, the most honest.


Sue Page said…
I am not so sure that they are honest, my dealings with them some 9 years ago would say that they were far from honest. Whenever we needed help with my daughters problems the social worker was off sick. We were never able to get the same social worker twice. My dauther needed help which I was not qualified to give. However, as a result I have lost all my grandchildren whom I miss very much and find it difficult to understand why there was not the support there. I would like to have had some idea of how my grandchildren were doing - Zacharia Anthony Richmond and Matthew Belhartley-Benson and Sapphire Mewrrick Benson - Benson was their mothers maiden name. I know that Zacharia and Matthew may be together The tragic case of my dauther would never have happened had there been sufficient support and understanding of hers and the childrens needs. I gave as much as I could.

I would like to know how the respective children are getting on despite there being a long gap in time since I was last intouch. My life had to move on but they are always on my mind.

If you could at least give me some indication as to their welbeing then I would be happy.

You can contact me by the email

I think that after all this time there would be some form of breakthrough where Grandparent could be informed of their childrens welbeing. According to one of the social workders Mr Rob Snow I was only a grandparent by accident - well that may be so but I still loved my grandchildren and miss them and I found his attitude both rude and cruel. Just because He does not seem to have a happy life he should not be allowed to make others suffer even more.

The attitude at the time from all the service was extremely negative and I would not recommend anyone to go the Social Services in Birmingham for help.

Sue Page (formerly Mrs Watson) I have moved on with my life but am still concerned of their well being.

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