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August 31, 2011 permalink
Vern Beck reports on an abuse not previously on fixcas. CAS places children in a new school soon after apprehension, then claims in court that moving the child back to his old school would be too disruptive.
Vernon Beck In order to get control of a child and to make things more difficult for parents, child welfare protection workers will take a child who is in their temporary care and them enroll them into another school as soon as possible, sometimes before they even have a court Order for wardship. Child protection workers like to relocate children because once the child is registered into another school, then it becomes more difficult to move the child back to his/her old school as the workers will claim in court that the child has adjusted to his/her new school and is doing good now. Moving a child to a new school where the school staff do not know the parents makes it easier for child protection workers to lie to school officials about the parents and to lead school officials to believe that the parents are bad parents.
Once a child has been moved to a new school, then this makes it more difficult for parents to get their children returned to their old school, especially during the middle of the school year. CAS workers will make it look like the child likes the new school and wants to stay in Foster care and to go to this new school at least until the end of the school year. Placing a child in a new school is also often combined with moving the child further away, often in a different community, in order to isolate the child from his/her biological family and siblings. Prior to moving a child into a new school it is not uncommon for child protection workers to lie to parents and to tell parents that they are going to keep the child in the same community but then at the last minute and without warning, relocate the child to another community and into a different school. CAS workers can be very sneaky.