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Power-Crazed, Off Their Rockers
January 7, 2011 permalink
We would be sued for that kind of language, but British MP John Hemming says: “Some social workers are power-crazed individuals who want to mess up people’s lives and they are allowed to get away with it. They’re off their rockers." One of his teenaged constituents was put in foster care after a fight with her mother. There she was seriously harassed and is now pregnant.
Birmingham MP John Hemming blasts 'power-crazed' social workers
BIRMINGHAM MP John Hemming has blasted social workers as “power-crazed individuals” intent on messing up lives.
His outspoken comments came after Birmingham City Council unveiled plans to axe almost 900 jobs and save £62 million in children’s services.
Radical reorganisation including a cull of management posts and a 30 per cent cut in back-office administration are proposed for the Children, Young People and Families Department, where the protection of youngsters at risk of sexual and physical abuse has been condemned as inadequate by Ofsted.
A radical shake-up of the department will see social services working more closely with GPs, hospitals, health centres and the police to prevent family breakdown and stop children from reaching the stage where they have to be taken into expensive care.
But Mr Hemming, (Lib Dem, Yardley), who is chairman of the Justice for Families campaign, said the changes would not prevent social workers from making “stupid decisions” by wrongly taking children into care.
He gave the example of a teenage girl in his constituency placed in a home after a row with her mother.
The girl was “seriously harassed” at the home and is now pregnant, he added.
He added: “Some social workers are power-crazed individuals who want to mess up people’s lives and they are allowed to get away with it. They’re off their rockers.”
Source: Birmingham Mail