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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:42
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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

As the below article suggests, to gain experience first hand of how parents are treated by the child protection department you intend to work for is invaluable. It may mean you wish to never end up being like the other staff you will be working for.

Please email us if you are interested in acting as a support person for someone in your area today. No one will know that you have found your family through Luke's Army, we offer this service only as a way of helping to improve the child protection system.

You may also like to check out the Luke's Army support group on facebook where you are

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Conspiracy'/corruption against us as carers at the cost of the child

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 21:27
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Our corrupt system The following people are involved in a 'conspiracy'/corruption against us as carers (at the cost of the child!):

Key Assets (Agency for DCP):

1. Ms Angie Simpson (Director during 2012)

2. Ms Judith Wilkinson (Current Director)

3. Ms Penny Bridges (Manager)

4. Ms Kat Ahlers (Social Worker)

Key Assets Review Panel:

1. Mr Steven Jacques (Director – Key Assets Queensland)

2. Anne-Marie Loney (Chief Psychologist – DCP)

3. Rachel Jones (Advocacy Officer – FCAWA)

DCP Joondalup:

1. Ms Deborah Gould (Director)

2. Ms Melissa Cotterill (Previous Case Manager)

3. Ms Jo-Anne Fletcher

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FINDING OF NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION

on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 13:19
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FINDING OF NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION

Paper delivered by Robert J McLachlan
    at the Legal Aid Commission New South Wales Care and Protection Conference

31 October 2012

This paper form the basis of a discussion conducted at the Legal Aid Commission Conference and it is published after that event.

Its opinions and conclusions are solely the writer’s but have been informed and assisted by the following articles which are commended to the reader:

A.

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Scotland - Social workers under fire over unborn baby row

on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 18:55
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Scotland - Social workers under fire over unborn baby row

SOCIAL workers on the Western Isles have been accused of bullying and making decisions without proper evidence during attempts to take an unborn baby into care after the mother gives birth.

A representative for the family involved in the case is demanding an investigation and has taken his complaint to the Scottish Government.

David Harris says he wants a probe into unsubstantiated claims by a senior social worker that the mother was spotted drinking.

He believes the member of staff is too close to a relative of the mother who wants the child taken into care.

His complaints also include

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Western Australia - Call to reform child protection process

on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:12
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Western Australia - Call to reform child protection process

An indigenous community member and a former head of Aboriginal Legal Services has called for a restructuring of the way the Department for Child Protection makes decisions about child placements.

Craig Somerville's recommendation for change follows claims, which the DCP has denied, that a foster carer had an Aboriginal baby taken from her care because she is non-indigenous.

"I'm concerned public servants alone decide on these decisions based on their interpretation of the system," he said.

Mr Somerville says a panel of child experts and community members should make decisions on placements

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Judge slams media as international custody dispute returns to court

on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:44

A Brisbane judge has criticised media coverage of an international custody dispute involving four Sunshine Coast girls, while he takes time out to consider whether to hear an application for a stay of proceedings while the four applicants are in hiding.

The Australian-born mother of the girls – all dual Australian-Italian citizens aged from eight to 15 – had been seeking to keep them in Australia permanently since bringing them here on holiday two years ago.

The Family Court earlier ruled they must return to Italy for custody proceedings there, however the four instead went into hiding