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by MarkEd
Thu May 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Warning about local authority complaints
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Warning about local authority complaints

Be aware that the local authority complaints procedure is not legal process - and you are under no legal obligation to comply with it. If you do go through it and do not get satisfaction you may, by the time it is completed, have lost the opportunity to challenge what they have done, the decisions t...
by MarkEd
Tue May 28, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School referred my child to children services
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Re: School referred my child to children services

See my posts in getting your voice heard for some advice on how to be with CS. Here's more: Stay cool as you can, record everything, get an advocate. Till then, get someone to support, if possible: a calm witness. Prepare. Breathe. Avoid caffeine, and other stimulants. Sleep well. Make notes. Clarif...
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Complaining to CS
Replies: 16
Views: 6204

Re: Complaining to CS

The lies that you can't call lies can be called tendentious, misleading misinterpretations... or better yet, factual errors. If they are demonstrable, e.g. there are evidenced discrepancies between a spoken and written record then you can challenge the data via the DPA and the ICO. This is why it is...
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 4 years with children services
Replies: 65
Views: 17900

Re: My 4 years with children services

If there is any demonstrably inaccurate data held in your records, challenge the local authority to correct it, and if they don't, or even hesitate, then take it up with the ICO ( information commissioners office). The LA is legally bound under the DPA to at least place a notice of correction on ina...
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Children Services and Me a guide for Parents/Guardians
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Children Services and Me a guide for Parents/Guardians

1. The social worker concludes that all appears well and that intervention is not necessary. He/she will inform you that you will receive a letter stating that no action was needed to be taken. You neglect to say that whatever happens, your family will now have a record - quite possibly inaccurate -...
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: strange legal advice about telling my story
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: strange legal advice about telling my story

Can't you just change the name of the hospital? St. Cecilia's - patron saint of music, or St. Lawrence - patron saints of knives...?
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Advocacy
Replies: 0
Views: 1489

Advocacy

The sections below are from 'Getting the Best from Complaints': 1.1.3 This guidance is for representations, including complaints, made by children and young people. It also applies to parents, foster carers and other adults making a complaint. Throughout the guidance the term children and young peop...
by MarkEd
Mon May 27, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: ...if the la breaches its protocols?
Replies: 0
Views: 1198

...if the la breaches its protocols?

If a call handler receives a child protection request for advice without giving names - but decides that contact should be transformed into a referral, should he/she ensure that the referral is completed by a social worker (in line with 'Working together' 5.32 - 'the referrer should have the opportu...

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