Mao's China / Stalin's Russia - Destroying families where parents complain.

Sophie Rises (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

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From: Sophie Rises (Account suspended)

24 January 2011

Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

Reported across mainstream media is Lord Justice's Outrage at how
social workers are destroying loving families. The Daily mail
article is reproduced below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

It states:

"Social workers behaved like officials in 'Stalin's Russia or Mao's
China' in attempting to remove children from loving mothers, senior
judges have said."

In researching whether Social Workers are behaving like something
out of Mao's China or Stalin's Russia I ask the following
information:

1. Since April 2009 How many parents made complaints regarding your
Children and Family Services?

2. Of the complainants identified in question 1. how many of them
were:

a. Subject to Care Proceedings prior to making a complaint
b. Became subject to Care Proceedings subsequent to making a
complaint within 28 days of making the complaint.
c. Became subject to Care Proceedings after the complaint had been
resolved.

3. Of the complainants identified in question 2b. How many
applications for a s31 Order were made in the County Court (rather
than the magistrate Court eg. due to complexity)

4. Of the complainants identified in 3. how many had NOT been
convicted of a crime against their children which would have
resulted in an automatic bar from working with children in
accordance with the regulations of the Independent Safeguarding
Authority.

http://www.unlock.org.uk/userfiles/file/...

5. Of those complainants identified in 4. how many had children
with 'unremarkable' health assessments ie. where the children's
health and development was in line with expectation for their age.

6. Of those complainants identified in 5. How many were refused
assessment with their children in a Residential Assessment Centre
or with a psychologist under s38.6 of the Children Act 1989?

7. Of the children of the complainants identified in 6. How many
became subject to a S31 Order?

8. Of the children identified in question 7 how many became subject
to a permanent placement order?

9. Of the children identified in question 8. how many times had the
social worker who commenced care proceedings met the children
before commencing care proceedings?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Rises

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From: Chris Daniels
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

25 January 2011

Dear Sophie

I am writing to acknowledge your Information request received 25 January
2011

It has been allocated reference FOI62781

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides Public Authorities with 20
working days to process requests.

This period expires on 22 February 2011.

Regards

Chris Daniels

Information Management Officer

Transactional Legal Dept

Resources Directorate

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St.Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

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From: Chris Daniels
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

10 February 2011


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Dear Sophie

Further to your information request FOI62781, please find your questions
and our response below:

1. Since April 2009 How many parents made complaints regarding your
Children and Family Services?

2. Of the complainants identified in question 1. how many of them were:

a. Subject to Care Proceedings prior to making a complaint

b. Became subject to Care Proceedings subsequent to making a complaint
within 28 days of making the complaint.

c. Became subject to Care Proceedings after the complaint had been
resolved.

3. Of the complainants identified in question 2b. How many applications
for a s31 Order were made in the County Court (rather than the magistrate
Court eg. due to complexity)

4. Of the complainants identified in 3. how many had NOT been convicted of
a crime against their children which would have resulted in an automatic
bar from working with children in accordance with the regulations of the
Independent Safeguarding Authority.

[1]http://www.unlock.org.uk/userfiles/file/...

5. Of those complainants identified in 4. how many had children with
'unremarkable' health assessments ie. where the children's health and
development was in line with expectation for their age.

6. Of those complainants identified in 5. How many were refused assessment
with their children in a Residential Assessment Centre or with a
psychologist under s38.6 of the Children Act 1989?

7. Of the children of the complainants identified in 6. How many became
subject to a S31 Order?

8. Of the children identified in question 7 how many became subject to a
permanent placement order?

9. Of the children identified in question 8. how many times had the social
worker who commenced care proceedings met the children before commencing
care proceedings?

Response: Please see attached for our responses to your questions.

If you are unhappy with the information we have provided in response to
your request please write to:

Transactional Legal Team Leader

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

or send an e-mail to [email address]

We are proud to be one of the leading authorities in England for
consistently responding to information requests within the 20 working days
set down by statute. Information about our performance and summaries of
requests received can be found on our website:

http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/dataprotectio...

We are keen to hear about your experience with the Information Management
Team here at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and look forward to
receiving any comments you have about the way your information request was
processed.

Please send any feedback to the Transactional Legal Team Leader either by
e-mail [email address] or in writing to the address above.

This concludes your request FOI62781.

Yours sincerely

Chris Daniels

Information Management Officer

Transactional Legal Dept

Resources Directorate

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St.Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

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