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Children 'at risk of abuse' as social services routinely refuse to co-operate with the police

Children 'at risk of abuse' as social services routinely refuse to co-operate with the police | Department for Education response |
New figures show that two-thirds of council-run children's service departments have refused to share information about potential abuse with police or prosecutors

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: Letter from Debbie Jones to David Mortimer

Dear Debbie Jones,

Thank you for your letter of 11th November 2013.

Ofsted has the responsibility of inspecting local authorities to ensure children are safe.

I should therefore be most obliged for Ofsted's position and policy regarding the failure by Councils to collect information on child abuse perpetrators.

If Ofsted does nothing about this failure by Councils such that the Councils do not know who are the child abusers then Ofsted inspections of local authorities will provide no assurance children are safe from child abuse perpetrators because such people will remain unknown to councils.

An implication of your letter is that Ofsted has not raised this somewhat fundamental matter with the Department of Education. Does Ofsted intend raising this matter with the Department of Education and if so when please might that be.

And I should be obliged for Ofsted's position on my original question which was if councils don't collect information on child abuse perpetrators how can they write policies which would effectively protect children and would you kindly ask those who don't collect this information who their policies are designed to protect children from?

Best regards Dave

We need a Royal Commission to look at child abuse in the UK 25th September 2013


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:29 PM
Subject: We need a Royal Commission to look at child abuse in the UK.

Dear Mr. David Cameron,

Please will you kindly confirm in your reply if you will set up a Royal
Commission to look at child abuse in the UK.

Yours Sincerely Concerned

David Mortimer

Top cop removed from sex abuse probe after naming politicians as suspects. Mr Driscoll launched his probe into child sex abuse claims in the South London borough of Lambeth in 1998. But he claims Scotland Yard began meddling as soon as the politicians were named.

Paedophile inquiry 'whitewash': Judge said Tory child sex abuse claims were “best forgotten”, claims former government lawyer. Christopher Allen said the judge who headed an inquiry into the North Wales children’s homes scandal thought the shock accusations were “too sensitive” to be made public and “best forgotten”.

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David Cameron: my children can use Facebook, but only if I can monitor them - Telegraph

David Cameron: my children can use Facebook, but only if I can monitor them - Telegraph | Department for Education response |
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will allow his children to have Facebook accounts when they are older - but only if he is able to monitor them.

Via Sue Atkins
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The children's act does not give parents a legal right to see their children after separation or divorce, It only gives them a right to apply to the court for contact but nobody in the family court service knows or cares about how much contact a none resident parent needs to have with their children to ensure their long term relationship is sustainable.  A child's "needs" cannot be optimally met by a single parent, however loving. Kruk's findings show that a child must spend at least 40% of his time with a parent to establish and maintain a beneficial attachment. It was never the stated intention of the parliament who introduced the children's act in 1989 for the family courts to operate the sole residency model of family law.  There have been 7 family court inquiries since the Children's Act was first introduced & now the Children & Families Bill is going through parliament & again our government has failed to act in the best interests of children by changing the law to introduce shared parenting. Our politicians seem more interested in selling advise of how to get around the law rather than changing it to improve the outcomes for children & when we did get 345 MP's to sign a EDM which would of introduced shared parenting' only 146 of them could be bothered to go into the Lobby when it really mattered.  Mark Lancester MP Re: Shared Parenting reform 14th February 2013 Letter sent to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Dated March 2013 There is no research used to train judges in relation to deciding contact time 27th February 2013 CafCass has no guidelines or training on how much contact is required 7th March 2013 Milton Keynes Family Court Judges ignore false allegation of abuse. Publishing judgments does not allow justice to be seen to be done. It only tells us what the judge decided to do. To be able to make a balanced & informed decision the public would need to have access to all of the relevant information. You can't have accountability without transparency. The families who have been failed by the family courts must be given the help & support they need & the law must be applied to all of the family court judges who have refused to enforce contact orders' so that justice can be seen to be done. The problem is not the law but how it's applied & ignored.
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