Sunday, 3 October 2010

Are Social Workers A Law Unto Themselves?

I ask the question as Christopher Booker, in his comment piece in the Sunday Telegraph, has been highlighting cases of what appears to be 'heavy-handed' action by social services where it is thought abuse of children has occurred. His latest revelation follows the same 'mis-placed authoritarian line of action by social services' as previous cases about which he has written.

Booker is unable to report all the facts involved in cases like this for legal reasons yet the question must be asked as to the whereabouts of the MP in whose constituency these 'care orders' are enacted and what the hell has he/she been doing about it. As our elected representatives go to great lengths to get their names into print, one could be forgiven for expressing surprise that mention of an MP's intervention is most noticeable by its absence. Oh and where is the Coalition, bearing in mind that 'BrownRule' has ended?

To plagiarise Thomas Jefferson:
"When State bodies fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear State bodies, there is tyranny"
It is totally beyond comprehension that in a 21st century society, fed a daily diet of Human Rights and other PC crap, any state body can act in such a totalitarian manner as do the 'Little Hitlers' who seem to propogate children's social services. On the other hand, maybe not!


The Boiling Frog said...

In answer to your question, yes.

A relative of mine has had an experience of social workers when a doctor wrongly diagnosed eczema as cigarette burns (the fact that no-one who came into contact with child actually smoked was of course irrelevant)

I won't obviously post the full details on a public blog, just suffice to say, that the experience my relative suffered left me wondering how more social workers aren't murdered.

Witterings From Witney said...

Sorry to hear that TBF - trust the outcome was successful for your relative.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
john in cheshire said...

I, too, have had occasion to interrelate with social workers. And I hate them. All of them without exception. If it was my decision I would sack the lot of them, and prosecute a large number of them for crimes against humanity. For many of them are truly evil. And they don't even realise it themselves.

The Boiling Frog said...

@WfW there was, but not after a great deal of time, expense and emotional trauma was inflicted - despite the doctor's mistake being accepted very quickly.

I don't doubt that dealing with potential cruelty to children is a difficult job, but I've been following Booker's campaign and quite a few times what he has said regarding social workers's attitudes has struck a very big chord.

Too many of them take a unhealthy perverse delight in removing child from parent.