Exactly! that was the whole point of the programme. and bless the heroin addicts, even they were doing a good job, which proves everyone should be given a chance.gbb said:Without knowing the actual details of this case..(which is dangerous.. it leaves you vulnerable to being shot down.. )...it makes me sick.
The amount of parents ive seen in the last 30 years, who i wouldnt leave my dog with, let alone let them raise children...it astounds me you can make NO effort whatsoever, yet the State will close its eyes when it suits it.
These are people who are actively rearing their children in a most god awful way, who dont give a monkeys fcuk what happens to them...and they get away with it.
If...this is her first child, or she has never harmed any previous children....what possible reason can there be for SS to take them.
and get you over to soapbox as well...simon l& and a half said:there's an awful lot of people who know what's best for other people. Some of them become planning officers. Others go into child protection. Whatever the merits of the individual cases, the fact is that a lot of kids grow up in circumstances that are far from ideal - and it ill behoves officialdom to decide that a person cannot become a parent because they don't think that they're sufficiently middle class, or can't spell.
The real downside is that social workers frequently place kids in greater jeopardy than they were in with their natural parent or parents.
You start with an OP which was not really too accurate, given later comments, and then finish was "social services are feckwits" and didn't think it would be so heated?buggi said:oops. maybe i should have put it in soapbox. didn't realise it would be so heated!