social services Home // social services

John Wedger exclusive in depth interview Part 2. Shocking information, not suitable for young people

John Wedger exclusive in depth interview Part 2. Shocking information, not suitable for young people

Judge removes child from disabled mother over costs of care

Judge removes child from disabled mother over costs of care

The family court judge ruled that the child must be taken from the care of his disabled mother claiming her disability made it impossible for her to meet her disabled son’s needs by herself, and the level of local authority support she would need would be too extensive.

Judge Antony Hughes dismissed a suggestion of “social engineering”.

Detail of the case emerged in a ruling by the judge following a private family court hearing in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The judge, who said the boy could not be identified, said Buckinghamshire County Council wanted to take the youngster into care.

He ruled in the local authority’s favour, approved a care plan and said the boy needed a “permanent substitute family”.

Read more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11842893/Judge-removes-child-from-disabled-mother-over-costs-of-care.html

Child taken into care because parents hooked on video games

Child taken into care because parents hooked on video games

Social workers were forced to step in after the parents gaming addiction was deemed as “neglect”.Some 20 million Brits regularly play video games spending an average of nine hours indulging in the pass time.

Experts estimate up to ten per cent get addicted.

The unnamed child was taken into care was from Walsall.

Another was taken in from Devon. In both cases the children were taken into care for having bad teeth.

“The computer gaming must have been extreme use,” said Claude Knights, from charity Kidscape.”I expect the parents were spending hours in front of a screen.

“If a child is being neglected or unsafe then the authorities should set in but it is a fine balance.”

But Walsall Council said gaming was not the main factor the child was taken into care.

Ten more children were removed due to their parents’ heavy smoking habits, according to The Sun probe.

One was in Worcestershire, four in Southampton, three in Bradford and two in Lancashire.

Read more   http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/461042/Child-taken-into-care-because-parents-hooked-video-games