Advice, Help and Support ...
Always protect yourself and your home.
If you are going to record inside your own property then you need to remember this..
Place a postcard sized notice on to your front door place it somewhere that is not obvious to the eye, Then they cannot blame you or say that it is your fault if it goes unnoticed. Make sure that you put the date on it aswell as sign it then you need to take a timestamped photo of notice as hard evidence that it was there and that it was clearly visible to all visitors. Once you have done this then anything that you record or video within your own property can be used as raw submittable evidence as they are in court you do not need to transcribe them in to black and white evidence and these recordings cannot be rejected by a Judge, the notice should read something along the lines of the photo above, and just for the record this is a photo of my own notice on my own front door.
Contacting social care voluntarily.
Ok I hear so many stories where parents have contacted social care either children are out of control or they ask for help because they cant cope whatever the reasons behind contacting them my advice is DON'T DO IT !!! Exhaust all other avenues first there is nothing that another services other than social care cant offer you schools can access play therapists, councillors, ect ... doctors can access camhs ( child adolescent mental health services ) ect ... there are always other professionals who can offer the exact same referrals which you have the choice to voluntarily accept the help from. There are other avenues than social care where you have no choice other than to do as you are told my suggestion is always stay under the radar dont voluntarily give them a green flag to dissect your whole life they can and do remove kids because of this by then it's to bloody late you cant rewind the clocks and reset so THINK BEFORE YOU CONTACT THEM WEIGH IT UP AND EXHAUST EVERY OTHER AVENUE and if there is absolutely no other choices open to you then DO NOT SAY YOU CANT COPE !!! say you childs behaviour is out of control and you would like to see if any others services maybe able to work with your child. This is stating your child needs the help NOT YOU !!!!
NAI and ITP Explained.
ITP - Haemophillia. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the lowering of the platelets and is a congenital bleeding disorder. Mongolian spots are often mistaken for NAI bruising.
Features less likely to be inflicted.
Fractures - Fracture in a school age child with witnessed.
Bruises - Bruises on the shin of a mobile Child.
Burns - Burn to mobile Toddler with splash marks.
Bites - Witnessed biting from another toddler.
Investigation in to NAI.
NAI - Haematological screening. Non accidental injury (NAI).
Features More Likely to be inflicted.
Fractures - fracture in non mobile child, Rib fractures, Multiple fractures without significant mechanism.
Bruises - Bruising in the shape of a hand/Object, Neck bruises, Buttock bruises in a child under 2 years of age.
Burns - Any bruise in a child who is not mobile, Trunk/Abdominal Bruising, Burn in the shape of an implement, Glove and stocking burn (forced immersion).
Bites - Bites shaped unlikely to be from a small child.
Other - Maxilliary Frenulum, T zone on face normal- outside of this abnormal.
Hallmarks of non accidental injuries.
• There is a delay in seeking medical help.
• The account of the accident is not compatible with the injury.
• The parents reaction is abnormal, normal parents reaction are full of creative anxiety, abusing parents tend to be more preoccupied with their own problems like when can they go home.
• The story of the accident is vague and lacking detail or may change the story each time it is told.
• Parents actions give cause for concern they may become hostile, or they rebut accusations that have not yet been accused of, or they may leave before the doctor arrives.
• Multiple attendances to A+E.
• Previous Child protection concerns.
There are five child risk indicators.
1) Three or more previous attendances
2) History inconsistent
3) History/examination inconsistent
4) Delay in presentation
5) Fracture or head injury in under 1 year old.
If number 5 comes back as a positive or there is a total of two positive indicators then the case should be discussed with the paediatric registrar.
This is how they get you to admit things using the YES-SET, and how they can get away with twisting things you do say by SUMMARISING.
SUMMARIZE CLIENT'S WORDS
My advice when dealing with LAC reviews and requests.
Some personal advice when trying to research information.
We all when looking for advice and help automatically look online for information, help and advice for us parents which is nearly always very vague and with 100 different out comes.
DON'T !!! STOP !!!!
Instead search for guidelines, information and documents set out for the social worker’s to follow. This will give you a clearer picture of the procedures they are going to follow and the outcome from your actions which will be followed literally.
Printing of their own guidelines that they have to follow also allows no room for them to change their own goal posts.
They will try to say each area have their own guidelines to follow and that each area does things differently so always try to find the guidelines from within your own borough making it virtually impossible for them to argue with.
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Read all judgements clearly.
Judges often make the mistake of signing court judgments without actually reading the social workers submitted drafts and statements thoroughly or properly. Plus judges only see what the social worker wants them to see, which 9 times out of 10 are all false statements, made up from expert professionals that have never even met the family under scrutiny, or social worker’s submitting legally documents that the judges are lead to believe are reports written by other professionals who have worked with the family like schools, nurseries or nurses when in fact these professionals have no knowledge at all of these reports they have just been fabricated together by the actual social worker herself which is highly illegal and if they where to be found out would leave these families grounds to pursue a criminal cases of malpractice. Social workers often alter logs as well and there statements are usually full of there own biased personal opinions of the social worker’s personal attack on these decent families. All under these social workers beliefs and hopes of reaching goverment targets and the cash incentive of being rewarded with money bonuses for every single child that they can successfully manage to adopt.
Once your case is closed.
Remember if you dont ask you wont get
remember if the social workers does a section 47 assessment you MUST ask DURING the assessment for a copy of the section 47 assessment
Do I sign or don't I.
What do i do if Children's Services try to intimidate or make me Sign an Official Document I don't understand or feel pressurised in to signing ?
Dont under any circumstances sign a section 20 !!!
Always sign everything with a capitol "V.C" after or before your signature this means. If they pressurise or intimate you in to signing anything by threatening you that you will lose your children permanently if you do not sign.
Vi Coactus (V.C.) is a Latin term meaning "having been forced" or "having been compelled." In Latin, cōgō means "to compel," or "to force." The passive particle of cōgō is coāctus meaning "having been forced" or "having been compelled." Vi Coactus or V.C. is used with a signature to indicate that the signer was under duress. The signer using "VC" at the end or the beginning of there signature to alert the reader that the agreement was only signed under duress and it makes that document that has been signed under pressure or you don't fully understand the document you have signed and invalidates their signature and makes the document null and void.
Always keep a diary and keep track of everything.
From the moment Children's Services first come knocking or even before if you are lucky enough to get the heads up or to know you have hit the children's services radar then you need to start from day one keeping an up to date diary and log on all the facts and all your thoughts, feelings and views all the concerns and worries absolutely everything keep it all logged in a diary this should include all letters and emails, all calls and discussions, all meetings and conferences and every home visit include what was said and by who the date and the time and where the conversation or meeting took place.
A little advice on fighting back to prove you are a good parent now.
There was a very high profile important case. Where some of you might be in a similar situation as the parents of this particular case. In this particular case, The hearing was held in the supreme court (the highest court in the uk). Judge Mumby stated that if a parent has had previous children removed from there parents by the local authorities but there circumstances had changed and they had moved on to have more children with a "new" partner the children born in this new relationship would not automatically be at risk. The finding of facts alone could not predict that a parent was likely to harm a child in the future. so a local authority could not rely on the "Mere possibility or probability" that you caused harm to your older children or failed to protect them from your ex partner. There has to be other evidence to show that your new baby is at risk. But this only applies to parents who have changed there circumstances and who are in a new relationship with a new partner for this argument to be valid to use to help you fight to keep your new unborn babies if you are with the partner you cant use this.