Safeguarding Children from LA care.

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Dear West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board,

If there is a referral by a social worker for suspected abuse

1/ What is the framework (model) to decide whether a examination of that child is needed.

2/ Where is the framework (model) that states a parent should be arrested prior to the examination of the child

3/ If all examinations prove there was no abuse of any kind, what should the actions of the social services be.

3/ Who is responsible for seeing that the safety and welfare of children is being met within local authority care.

Yours faithfully,

sheila oneill

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sheila oneill

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http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/cbr

Information seen here on a Commission on a Bill of Rights v Human Rights Act Strasberg.

Strasbourg has long seen cases of English Law not supporting the right to family life and therefore cases taken to the European Court have ruled in the favor of the birth parent for several reasons.
(Cases can be viewed on the European Court of Appeal, Strasbourg)
There is a proposed Bill of Rights for the UK. But whose favor will this Bill of Rights serve when UK law has already failed to work with Strasbough and the Human Rights Act.
Due to varied public service immunity a service user has to satisfy that a case brought before the courts serves to protect the image of LAs in question and therefore seen as meeting 'public interest'. Public interest is whether that LA can have its image damaged by upholding a case against the LA. This does not work with the European Human Rights Act.
As it stands a family can have their children removed without a offence being committed which also ignors the rights under the Magna Carta.

Dear West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board,

An example where qualified immunity was not granted to a social worker based on an unreasonable seizure is where the defendants (a social worker and police officer) allegedly seized the children, dressed in plain clothes, driving an unmarked car, and entered the home in the evening without knocking or identifying themselves, and refused to so when asked. The defendants grabbed the screaming children from the home in a manner in which the children and parents thought they were being kidnapped. [xiii] This case demonstrates that even if a court order directed a child’s removal, or exigent circumstances or probable cause justified the seizure, “the manner in which the defendants seized [the child] may still make his seizure unreasonable.”[xiv]
Also applys where marked cars are used but where the response is excessive given there is no evidence of serious harm causing undue stress to minors.(All cases documented)

Yours faithfully,

sheila oneill

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The following motion was moved by Mr Glennon and seconded by Mr Sutcliffe.
‘This Council:
Acknowledges the current public antipathy toward the institutions of the European Union and the impositions of European legislation on British law and recognises the closer affiliation of this Council to the United Kingdom, rather than the federation of the European Union.
Accepts the need to continue to apply for EU sources of funding (or more accurately retrieving a fraction of what we pay in to their system) but acknowledges the diminishing relevance of the EU to the County Council, as demonstrated by this Council’s withdrawal from the Assembly of European Regions; the abolition of a dedicated Europe Office; and the absence of a Cabinet portfolio containing specific responsibility for Europe.
This Council resolves to ask the County Chairman to approve the removal of the European Flag from the Council Chamber.’
51 The motion was put to a recorded vote under Standing Order 36(1).
(a) For the motion - 9
Mr Clark, Mr Glennon, Mrs Hall, Ms James, Mr Parsons, Mrs Phillips,

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The European Human Rights Act is mostly British. Following WW2 where vast numbers of British Soldiers, Airforce and Navy gave their lives for Freedom and the right to their family life.

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While everyone talks on the abuse of the human rights act by anti-UK extremists and serious criminals, the light is taken off the reason for the Human Rights Act and why it was formed as a model to protect innocent people, those who should have a right to their family lives, free from persecution and malicious acts.