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

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Sophie Rises (Account suspended)

Dear Essex County Council,

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

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Ms Rises,

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

EssexWorks
For a better quality of life

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Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Ms Rises,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

EssexWorks
For a better quality of life

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Sophie Rises (Account suspended)

Dear Your Right To Know,

Please could you compare the names of complainants who have complained since 1 April 2009 to the names of those who have had care proceedings issued since 1 April 2009 and tell me how many people who have complained have become subject to care proceedings.

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Rises

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Ms Rises,

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

EssexWorks
For a better quality of life

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

1 Attachment

Ms Rises,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Ruth Byford
on behalf of ISIS
Internal Audit & Risk Management
Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 435944 | extension: 55944 | email:
[email address]

EssexWorks
For a better quality of life

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