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Social Worker Machismo

May 23, 2013 permalink

In public social workers say the right things about apprehending children, they are distressed themselves over the requirement to separate children and families. They may even complain publicly about their own need for emotional support to get over the trauma. But what do they think and say in private? A British publication has found Facebook postings by social worker Siobhan Condon boasting about her success in getting children legally separated from their parents.



Social worker's Facebook brags about getting children put into care

Social worker's Facebook brags about getting children put into care

Facebook exchange by Siobhan Condon
Social worker's Facebook brags about getting children put into care

A SOCIAL worker has posted Facebook messages bragging about removing three children from their parents.

Three boys aged four, seven and nine were taken into care following a private court hearing in Chelmsford Crown Court on May 9.

Within minutes of the court hearing, Siobhan Condon, said to be a senior Basildon social worker based at Ely House had commented on her Facebook page about the case.

She said: “Just experienced His Honour Judge [sic] give parents a massive rollicking. It was an amazing and extraordinary moment in my career.”

She added: “So the day is complete. Its so powerful to know that three children’s lives have just massively changed for the better and now they are safe and protected from and now have every hope for the future.”

The outspoken comments on a confidential matter have left the children’s parents distraught.

Their 39-year-old father said: “On the same day as the court case we found she had put all this on Facebook. The site was public until we complained to Essex County Council then they contacted Facebook and the page was suspended.

“I want it in the open and I want an apology.”

An Essex County Council spokeman said: “Essex County Council has apologised to the family for what has happened. We take this matter extremely seriously. This is unacceptable and appropriate action will be taken.”

Source: Southend Standard

Addendum: Cartoon by Legally Kidnapped.

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