I am writing this to let people know what type of conduct Pat Anderson and Mary Jo Gall of Cairns North Office get away with without any repercussions for their actions.
Note: I have said many times before how Pat Anderson & Mary Jo Gall are responsible for the continueing failure and corruption of child protection in North Queensland. DoCS Cairns North care nothing for the rights or feelings of parents, children or foster carers. Good to hear it coming from someone else's mouth.
We had care of our grandchildren who were extremely traumatized by the upbringing they have received from parent
Lord Justice Munby, recently promoted to be head of our family courts, announced again last week that he is determined to meet the tidal wave of criticism being directed at the system
It is four years since I began regularly reporting here on the most disturbing story I have covered in all my decades as a journalist – the way our “child protection” system has been allowed, by the secrecy imposed by the courts on all its workings, to go so horrifically off the rails.
Note: Another one of these stories where child protection is the answer to all the world's problems, full of loving case workers and even more impeccable foster carers.
I don't mean to harp on with my own story, but I know what my Lukey went through because of the monsters who stole him, the same ones who placed him in a terrifying situation where he would quickly die, and I know about the foster carer who knew he had received a serious knock on the head, and refused to check on him. A knock on the head so bad it fractured his skull and gave him bleeding on the brain.
A Christchurch principal is demanding to know why a boy has bounced between nine different Child Youth and Family foster homes in three weeks.
Another "lost soul", despite no longer being a pupil of the decile-two Linwood Avenue School, shows up on the school's doorstep every morning - even outside of school hours - because it is the only connection he knows.
Child Youth and Family (CYF) is blaming a decrease in the number of carers and foster homes for children with high needs in Christchurch since the quakes.
Note: Another news report which simply ignores the position of the parents involved who have had their children legally kidnapped. Stealing a child from a loving family under anything but the worst conditions is equivalent to issuing a death penalty for that whole family, not just the children.
Proposals in the children and families bill aimed at speeding up adoption will increase the number of placement breakdowns. Fostering provides a positive family experience for thousands of children, says Judith Rees. We should value the work of foster carers.
Many children can spend years, and sometimes their entire childhoods, with foster carers, enjoying every benefit of the stability and support they should normally expect from birth families. In fact, only a small minority of the 78,000 British children in the care system are being considered for adoption, and it is important that