Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Social Workers?

Screaming headline in the ‘Indy’:

Oh noes! Disaster! Oh, the terrible Tory cuts!

Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, which safeguards the welfare of children involved in family court proceedings, said he expected to see a leap in child neglect cases as thousands of struggling families were pushed over the financial edge in the coming months.

Really, Anthony? You really think so?

Because I’m sceptical, to say the least:

Riley Pettipierre, two, of Belper, Derbyshire, died in hospital last March after drinking the drug from a beaker left in the room of his mother Sally Dent and father Shaun Binfield, where he also slept.

Dent and Binfield are now on trial, charged with their son’s manslaughter and cruelty to a person under 16 as it is alleged they failed to keep methadone and other drugs out of the reach of the child.

We don’t seem to take into care the babies of drug-addled underclass wasters, Anthony, so I think some mother who has to buy Asda Value brand fish fingers instead of Birds Eye prime cod fish fingers shouldn’t start panicking just yet…

14 comments for “Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Social Workers?

  1. Greg Tingey
    January 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Almost as bad as the SNP in other words …

  2. The Jannie
    January 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I didn’t think there was anything as bad as the SNP . . .

    • Sniper
      January 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      More SNP.

      • January 14, 2013 at 7:00 am


  3. Derek
    January 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

    What he means is that he wants to increase the size of his staff, and by doing that he would be able to claim a highter salary.

    • bunny
      January 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

      @ Derek

      I am shocked that you could consider such as suggestion it is obviously out of the goodness of his heart and compassion for others that he wishes to do this. The fact that it also satisfies his personal craving for power over both sub-ordinates and the ‘unfortunates’ he comes across in his ‘professional’ life is entirely irrelevant as is any feeding or massaging of his ego.

  4. January 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    This looks like yet another example of the social services screaming ‘give us more of your money or we’ll start taking children’. It is shroud-waving, pure and simple. As Julia says, the social services do not seem to be overly rushed to get involved in cases like the one mentioned, nor have they been overly bothered by the rash of Islamic Grooming Gangs that seem to be cropping up with alarming regularity.

    Far too often, the political agenda of those who work in social services appear to be put ahead of basic child protection work.

    Maybe one answer to the current problems that surround social services is to have truly independent but democratically controlled social services, not ones that adhere to political views that are NOT shared by the majority of the electorate.

  5. Tatty
    January 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Because only poor people neglect their children and it is only ever due to a lack of money. Riiiiight.

    That’s the whole new revised and updated SS Training manual sorted then. Should cut costs significantly having just one line to memorize.

  6. john in cheshire
    January 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    We could save a lot of money if all social workers; in fact every person who has the word social in its title; were to be sacked. The world wouldn’t come to an end and a supporating boil on the anus of our nation would be cauterized.

    • David A. Evans
      January 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      I fear that, for now, there is a place for them John.
      What is needed is a sense of social responsibility which is lacking.
      Mothers are abdicating their responsibility and I know this for a fact.
      I reprimanded a child, verbally, and have been hated ever since by her and mother.
      The child is now an adult with no inkling of responsibility.
      The only thing that matters to her is appearance and she will do anything to maintain that.
      That has now resulted in an £80 fine which she will not pay because she will have to give up some of her make-up etc.
      She may be forced to learn!
      I hope her mother doesn’t bail her out.

      • January 14, 2013 at 7:03 am

        Not just mothers – driving home from the shops yesterday, along a very busy road, we spotted a toddler marching along, seemingly all by himself. I slowed a little, and spotted what I presume to be his father, 50 yards away, mobile clamped to his ear, oblivious. 🙁

  7. mona
    January 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Kids taken into care? wait till Jan 2014 the Roma and Bulgars kids will terrify the social services, can’t wait for the uprising.

  8. Viscount Rectum
    January 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Bedroom tax is really Immigrant housing subsidy tax to force indigenous to downsize make room for large Bulgarian Families on the way.

  9. amfortas
    January 16, 2013 at 1:42 am

    More children in care = more children abused, in prostitution, drug taking, etc etc. ‘Care’ is one of those words abused by Marxists intent on changing the meanings of words and destroying our western civil society. Zozhial Verkers are a carbuncle on society’s arse.

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