One of our members has two grandsons both of them lived with their grandmother for some of the time. The grandmother had parental responsibilities and rights for the eldest boy.
The mother of the children had her own problems and often beat the eldest boy with a golf club, yet social services still tried to have the boy returned to his mother. They placed the boy in care, but he sometimes ran back to his grandmother. Still they ignored the grandmother’s PRRs.
Social services produced reports in court that the grandmother challenged as untruthful. This matter went through the court process and social services were proven to have lied in court. Nothing was done to punish the person(s) responsible, yet if this had happened in criminal court they could have been jailed for perverting the course of justice.
To compound the wrong doing, at the next court appearance relating to the boy, social services again produced the information already proven in court to be untruthful.
The grandmother had PRRs, social services were proved to be telling lies, yet the boy continued to suffer being moved from grandmother, to mother, to foster carer because of the determination of social services to get their own way.
This was not in anyone’s best interest, least of all the boy’s. He has, without question, been affected by his treatment, meted out by a service set up to help families. He now as a teenager lives with his grandmother of his own free will.
We wrote to the head of social services concerned and complained about them interfering unnecessary in this families lives. The reply was, the boy no longer needs a social worker and is now living with his grandmother.
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