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Stood Up Again and Again and ...

December 12, 2010 permalink

The family stood up in Christopher Booker's report has been victimized six times in two weeks.



Social workers' cruel game with children in care continues

Why can a mother not be told her children are unavailable before she makes an epic journey to see them, asks Christopher Booker.

Mother and child
Mother and child are often torn apart by our system of child protection
Photo: Alamy

Last week I reported on the cruel cat-and-mouse game a north London council is playing with the parents of five children who, against court orders, have been kept in foster care miles from their home. Several times a week, at a cost of more than £40, including taxis, the mother, carrying her five-month-old baby, travels to an agreed contact with her unhappy children, only to be told on arrival that they are not available. In the past fortnight this has happened six times.

Why cannot the mother be told this before she leaves home? Last week, the fostering agency Capstone Vision claimed that the fault for this outrageous behaviour lies with the council social workers, who seem determined to punish the mother for the fact that all their original excuses for seizing the children have been exposed as malicious fictions.

Source: Telegraph (UK)

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