Well not quite but today marks the first anniversary of my original blog and as well as reproducing my very first blog I thought this would be a good time to annalise what has happened in that year via my Campaigning blog which you can view if you click the above title* and my Political blog here :
I am reassured that some of the first steps has been to disband CSA and CAFCASS something I have petitioned for for some while. I believe this review will ensure a more open court using safe guards such as Child A, Child B or Family XYZ in particularly sensitive cases, but better still I would call for a reform of the workings of social services with the immediate withdrawal from Family Law cases where children who have not been deemed at risk, suddenly empowers a parent (most often mothers ) to abuse this for their own ends.
I am also dismayed at the latest revelations of the Baby Peter Connelly story;
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/news/pa/uknews/2010/10/26/report-reveals-baby-p-case-details.htmlI would call upon the Children's Secretary Micheal Gove to separate the schools from the social services portfolio and above all to make a full review of OFSTED that oversees both Schools and Social Services and a top to tail review of the working practises for all Social workers, managers and other child welfare officials who's over stretched and ultimately incompetent departments are costing children's lives, disjointing normal family relationships and ultimately braking society!
The one campaign above all I have taken to heart in recent months is Parental Alienation Awareness, having contacted friends in Singapore, Australia and from New York to Texas in the USA we share an empathy for what I can only describe, as I entre my 38th month, as a living bereavement and can only applaud Glenn Sack's report http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/?p=8632 that US authorities who now recognise this as a serious condition and one thing all of us who endure this nightmare is that it is child abuse (why would you want to impose years of regret on your own children?) and should be outlawed along with false allegations NOW!
Children are our future,invest in them wisely!
First published Thursday 29th October 2009
Whenever I see that young face in a blue jumper looking up from the newspaper, I see two small milk teeth and realise he never had a chance to grow a full set, and just wonder how many of his 440 days of life those eyes did NOT cry?
Baby Peter was murdered, what part of that does Lord Justice Hughes not understand? The 3 people Peter had no alternative but to put his 'trust' in, as he surely could not run to another family member or a neighbour or even phone Childline, as they were 'responsible' for his care but they betrayed that trust with systematic torture and abuse, not a fall down the stairs or walk into a door!
As any parent will tell you if your child cry's out, even if you think they are joshing, you still take the time to make sure they are OK! So how on earth can this poor innocent soul sustain 50+ injuries and so called professionals could not spot one with the same number of visits as he had injuries? So to this end I believe Sharon Shoesmith who was ultimately responsible should not be windging about a loss of her lucrative job, she should be thanking her lucky stars she is not being prosecuted for neglect and dereliction of duty as I surely would if, at the wheel of a 40 to truck. I ploughed into a car killing the occupants and whilst my momentary lapse of concentration also would show no intent, as in this case, I would still expect to receive a 6 to 24 month sentence!
Sadly this story is only the most tragic tip of a far deeper failure affecting Social Services throughout the land and this poor system touches every council to a varying degree and whilst Ed Balls is content to make cut backs on Education on the one hand, he will throw in the region of £800,000 at each council just to employ more social workers into the failed system rather then the reform of working practice he assured us of in the wake of the Baby Peter, Victoria Climbe and Khyra Ishaq horror stories besides the ones that never make the National headlines!
It should also be noted that Family Law Court Judges rely too heavily in my view (and many others) on reports from this self same industry of incompetence so children are going into care on the first visit (unlike Peter) just because a neighbour has complained of a dog barking in the house nearby, and whilst cruelty was never proved the small daughter has been lost in the irreversible, it seems, system ('Jenny' on the south coast). The judge never makes a judgement as they cannot enforce their own court orders anyway but they have become and administrative extension to this appalling law. It should also be noted that OFSTED gave Haringay Council a clean bill of health the week Baby Peter died but, but had to back track very rapidly with a damming report soon afterwards;
HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THIS BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE?
My inaugural blog on this subject is dedicated to my friend the late Ian Mackay who supported me as a McKenzie friend when the money ran out in my case, and worked so hard to see a change in this failure of a system, He is the first person to speak in the following film.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my friends at Antimisandry.com who instantly reproduce this blog on their site and to date has proved my most successful in the form of recorded hits though some way behind my mentor Guido Fawkes and I would thank Percy from Hobart, Outdoors from Canada and Marx here in the UK among others for their encouragement. http://antimisandry.com/justice4children/The injustices I have witnessed first hand in Family Court for me epitomises all that is worst in inequality and antimisandry.com seek to redress the balance and equality in parenting as well as other aspects of everyday life. (* AM readers click on 'my blog' bottom left to be directed to more on this) http://www.daveyonefamilylawmanblogspotcom.socialgo.com/magazine/read/progress-international_325.html