Council leader: damning Ofsted report had been expected

Cllr MartinTett

Cllr MartinTett

First published in News by

THE leader of Buckinghamshire County council said today the findings of a damning Ofsted report highlighting serious failings in children’s social services had been expected.

Ofsted listed a catalogue of failings across different areas of the children’s services provided by BCC.

Cllr Martin Tett told the BFP that the council had already set about tackling some of the issues raised in the report, published today.

The authority has been ranked as “inadequate” overall, and also in three key categories - dealing with children who need help and protection; children being looked after and “achieving permanence”; and in leadership, management and governance.

Cllr Tett said: “I’m obviously disappointed but it’s not unanticipated. We knew he had issues and were already taking action.

“The key findings didn’t come as a great surprise – we were already taking action on this. We have been working on this since the beginning of the year, we have met with our partners.

“The work was already in hand – we’re part through that. This does just act as a catalyst – we need to move even faster.”

Cllr Tett said that a Task and Finish group had been put together to get to the bottom of the problems facing children’s services, including the financial pressures.

He added that one major problem facing the council had been a huge increase in the last year in the level of referrals made to the council of children thought to be in need of safeguarding.

He said “We were really trying to get into the nitty-gritty of what’s causing the problem.

“There has been an enormous increase in referrals.”

He said last year there had been a 143 per cent increase in case referrals from the police, and a 139 per cent increase in referrals from the council’s health partners.

Cllr Tett said he thought it was likely some of these were the result of high profile abuse cases, such as Savile and Harris, leading more people to report such cases.

He added: “Clearly the referrals don’t all turn into children needing safeguarding. But they have been swamping us.”

Cllr Tett did say, however, he had been surprised by the harsh tone of the report, and told the BFP the council had attempted to be open with the watchdog during the inspection, highlighting various problems itself.

Responding to criticism in the report that these services had not been in the top two priorities for the council, he said: “We’re going to seek some clarification about that comment.

“I have personal views on a number of items but that’s not the same as saying what the top priorities are.

“There was a strategic plan developed and approved by full council. It had eight key points and all of equal priority. Two have children’s services as absolutely integral.

“Where did this come from, and how did Ofsted draw this conclusion?”

Cllr Tett said he was now awaiting a costed improvement plan to tackle the problems that had been raised, and that in October the cash-strapped council would be “putting our thinking caps on” in a bid to make savings ahead of next year’s budget.

He also said that more money had been pumped into these services over the last two years, and that the financial pressures on the authority were mounting, warning that reductions in other areas would be necessary.

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6:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Benedicta says...

Cr Tett is 'disappointed'? This is a totally inadequate response to today's damning OFSTED report, which says, quite simply, that children in Bucks are at risk of harm. More money, on its own, will not solve the problem, if the Council and its officers do not understand what needs to be done. It's no good blaming the increasing numbers of children in need of help - OFSTED makes it clear that money spent by the Council recently hasn't improved the service. Radical and determined action, with a commitment to improve rapidly, is what's needed now. Along with an apology to the children and families who have been let down and potentially exposed to harm.
Cr Tett is 'disappointed'? This is a totally inadequate response to today's damning OFSTED report, which says, quite simply, that children in Bucks are at risk of harm. More money, on its own, will not solve the problem, if the Council and its officers do not understand what needs to be done. It's no good blaming the increasing numbers of children in need of help - OFSTED makes it clear that money spent by the Council recently hasn't improved the service. Radical and determined action, with a commitment to improve rapidly, is what's needed now. Along with an apology to the children and families who have been let down and potentially exposed to harm. Benedicta
  • Score: 15

6:58pm Fri 8 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Benedicta wrote:
Cr Tett is 'disappointed'? This is a totally inadequate response to today's damning OFSTED report, which says, quite simply, that children in Bucks are at risk of harm. More money, on its own, will not solve the problem, if the Council and its officers do not understand what needs to be done. It's no good blaming the increasing numbers of children in need of help - OFSTED makes it clear that money spent by the Council recently hasn't improved the service. Radical and determined action, with a commitment to improve rapidly, is what's needed now. Along with an apology to the children and families who have been let down and potentially exposed to harm.
Indeed serious investment in services is needed and the appointment of top quality workers and managers. Parents with children with disability are struggling and need additional support and respite.
[quote][p][bold]Benedicta[/bold] wrote: Cr Tett is 'disappointed'? This is a totally inadequate response to today's damning OFSTED report, which says, quite simply, that children in Bucks are at risk of harm. More money, on its own, will not solve the problem, if the Council and its officers do not understand what needs to be done. It's no good blaming the increasing numbers of children in need of help - OFSTED makes it clear that money spent by the Council recently hasn't improved the service. Radical and determined action, with a commitment to improve rapidly, is what's needed now. Along with an apology to the children and families who have been let down and potentially exposed to harm.[/p][/quote]Indeed serious investment in services is needed and the appointment of top quality workers and managers. Parents with children with disability are struggling and need additional support and respite. faircuppa
  • Score: 21

9:08pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk says...

Having had a very revealing conversation with Martin Tetts who told me that children are not considered a priority, I am pleased that this extremely incompetent council has finally been held to account. They have got away destroying childrens lives for too long. The lack of care comes from the top.
Having had a very revealing conversation with Martin Tetts who told me that children are not considered a priority, I am pleased that this extremely incompetent council has finally been held to account. They have got away destroying childrens lives for too long. The lack of care comes from the top. hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 18

10:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

I do not think they have held to account. These useless inadequate self serving career politicians are still in their jobs ! Despite failing to provide high profile and necessary services, they are still keeping their jobs. These people will never have the self respect to quit when things keep on going wrong on their watch ! this is unjustifiable and heads must turn after this indictment. Tett must quit if any result is to be seen to be achieved !
I do not think they have held to account. These useless inadequate self serving career politicians are still in their jobs ! Despite failing to provide high profile and necessary services, they are still keeping their jobs. These people will never have the self respect to quit when things keep on going wrong on their watch ! this is unjustifiable and heads must turn after this indictment. Tett must quit if any result is to be seen to be achieved ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 15

9:20am Sat 9 Aug 14

HW1 says...

I think it is high time we turned the County into a unitary authority. Those high people at Bucks County Council, responsible for the state of our roads and now Social Services, don't like that idea because they know they would lose their jobs. They would rather line their pockets and give poor services. Because the authority has many departments to run they juggle their budget (i.e. robbing Peter to pay Paul) and care not a jot what happens to their services.

I believe the only answer is to take away such important departments as transport and social services and create separate units in their own rights (e.g. British Welfare Authority and British Transport Authority). In that way they would be protected from being under funded to pay another department. Yes I no the matter of financing them would need sorting but then I would sooner pay a bit more income tax and pay less council tax. Well if departments were taken away from the councils and not having to pay the fat cats) they (the councils) wouldn't need so much from us poor, overtaxed, people.
I think it is high time we turned the County into a unitary authority. Those high people at Bucks County Council, responsible for the state of our roads and now Social Services, don't like that idea because they know they would lose their jobs. They would rather line their pockets and give poor services. Because the authority has many departments to run they juggle their budget (i.e. robbing Peter to pay Paul) and care not a jot what happens to their services. I believe the only answer is to take away such important departments as transport and social services and create separate units in their own rights (e.g. British Welfare Authority and British Transport Authority). In that way they would be protected from being under funded to pay another department. Yes I no the matter of financing them would need sorting but then I would sooner pay a bit more income tax and pay less council tax. Well if departments were taken away from the councils and not having to pay the fat cats) they (the councils) wouldn't need so much from us poor, overtaxed, people. HW1
  • Score: 4

9:48am Sat 9 Aug 14

Welwyn Dowd says...

Social Services and in particular the care of children is something Tett and his fellow group members would rather not have anything to do with. This has been the case as long as anyone can remember and why everyone who works in the service feels so betrayed and why it is so difficult to recruit anyone to work there. It is understaffed, undervalued by the ruling councillors and putting more money into it will achieve little in improving standards. Bucks Social Services has consistently failed to spend its budget over many years - it cannot find enough people to work under the appalling conditions imposed on it by Tett & Co.
Social Services and in particular the care of children is something Tett and his fellow group members would rather not have anything to do with. This has been the case as long as anyone can remember and why everyone who works in the service feels so betrayed and why it is so difficult to recruit anyone to work there. It is understaffed, undervalued by the ruling councillors and putting more money into it will achieve little in improving standards. Bucks Social Services has consistently failed to spend its budget over many years - it cannot find enough people to work under the appalling conditions imposed on it by Tett & Co. Welwyn Dowd
  • Score: 12

10:16am Sat 9 Aug 14

geoffW says...

Sue Imbriano who is Strategic Director for Children and Young People (and has been for over 8 years) is the second highest paid of all council staff on£143,000 a year (and don't forget expenses!)

Luckily she will be retiring (no doubt with an enormous pension) later in the year. Sadly there is no chance to boot her out for incompetence.

She says that the money has nothing to do with it as she is paid the going rate for the job. It would have been only fair if she could actually do the job properly.

Well done Ms Imbriano for over eight years of leadership, being paid about £1 million in wages and expenses, culminating in a damning OFSTED report, and a retirement.
Sue Imbriano who is Strategic Director for Children and Young People (and has been for over 8 years) is the second highest paid of all council staff on£143,000 a year (and don't forget expenses!) Luckily she will be retiring (no doubt with an enormous pension) later in the year. Sadly there is no chance to boot her out for incompetence. She says that the money has nothing to do with it as she is paid the going rate for the job. It would have been only fair if she could actually do the job properly. Well done Ms Imbriano for over eight years of leadership, being paid about £1 million in wages and expenses, culminating in a damning OFSTED report, and a retirement. geoffW
  • Score: 16

12:35pm Sat 9 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

The public actually wanted to invest more but were ignored by HS2obsessed Tett
The public actually wanted to invest more but were ignored by HS2obsessed Tett faircuppa
  • Score: 10

3:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

LUCKY2007 says...

I think it is about time something was done to not only improve child care in this county but it needs to be right across the spectrum of social care. Families who are dealing with disabled children or adults who are disabled have never had the right sort of support from their own carers or as they all seam to be now called care managers. If these families had the right support from these managers who should care because they are dealing with the people who are at the front of the line. Because at the moment families are fighting the council to try to get the correct support from the people who are in jobs dealing with the very vulnerable disabled people who need the best possible support along with their families who do a very good job. With out the backing of Tett & Co the people who are in charge of these care managers should pay the ultimate price ie; resign or be sacked. So I agree with WELWYN DOWD.
I think it is about time something was done to not only improve child care in this county but it needs to be right across the spectrum of social care. Families who are dealing with disabled children or adults who are disabled have never had the right sort of support from their own carers or as they all seam to be now called care managers. If these families had the right support from these managers who should care because they are dealing with the people who are at the front of the line. Because at the moment families are fighting the council to try to get the correct support from the people who are in jobs dealing with the very vulnerable disabled people who need the best possible support along with their families who do a very good job. With out the backing of Tett & Co the people who are in charge of these care managers should pay the ultimate price ie; resign or be sacked. So I agree with WELWYN DOWD. LUCKY2007
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mistamina says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
I do not think they have held to account. These useless inadequate self serving career politicians are still in their jobs ! Despite failing to provide high profile and necessary services, they are still keeping their jobs. These people will never have the self respect to quit when things keep on going wrong on their watch ! this is unjustifiable and heads must turn after this indictment. Tett must quit if any result is to be seen to be achieved !
Tett & Angela Macpherson, must go NOW. Time to re-start care working in Bucks.
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: I do not think they have held to account. These useless inadequate self serving career politicians are still in their jobs ! Despite failing to provide high profile and necessary services, they are still keeping their jobs. These people will never have the self respect to quit when things keep on going wrong on their watch ! this is unjustifiable and heads must turn after this indictment. Tett must quit if any result is to be seen to be achieved ![/p][/quote]Tett & Angela Macpherson, must go NOW. Time to re-start care working in Bucks. mistamina
  • Score: 11

8:09am Sun 10 Aug 14

hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk says...

I agree with mistamina.

Tett who has such extremist views, and is at the very least ambivalent towards the care and safety of children in Buckinghamshire, should not be in the position he is.

He has such a bizarre pattern of thought and it his ideas that help establish the rotten culture within Bucks CC. Add to that the weak and incomptent individuals we have in Education and Social Services who are incapable of thinking for themselves and are so self serving that they will not stand up in defense of our children and you arrive with what we have now, the worst Council in the UK.

Unfortunately if our children were pot holes Tett may have shown some interest.
I agree with mistamina. Tett who has such extremist views, and is at the very least ambivalent towards the care and safety of children in Buckinghamshire, should not be in the position he is. He has such a bizarre pattern of thought and it his ideas that help establish the rotten culture within Bucks CC. Add to that the weak and incomptent individuals we have in Education and Social Services who are incapable of thinking for themselves and are so self serving that they will not stand up in defense of our children and you arrive with what we have now, the worst Council in the UK. Unfortunately if our children were pot holes Tett may have shown some interest. hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 10

8:40am Sun 10 Aug 14

snowbaby says...

This is a shocking report and a terrible indictment of those in charge of the Service but I also think that the reaction across County has been appallingly little. There are a dozen comments posted here and fewer on the other thread about this issue, more people have commented on the new parking system in Marlow and more people shared an item about playground equipment. Martin Tett and Sue Imbriano will get away with this situation because so few people seem to take any interest at all.
This is a shocking report and a terrible indictment of those in charge of the Service but I also think that the reaction across County has been appallingly little. There are a dozen comments posted here and fewer on the other thread about this issue, more people have commented on the new parking system in Marlow and more people shared an item about playground equipment. Martin Tett and Sue Imbriano will get away with this situation because so few people seem to take any interest at all. snowbaby
  • Score: 9

10:16am Sun 10 Aug 14

hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk says...

There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience?
There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience? hilarykemp3@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 4

10:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

mistamina says...

hilarykemp3@yahoo.co
.uk
wrote:
There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience?
Thank you hilarykemp3. You are right the Bucks Herald coverage is more incisive, they have got to the nitty-gritty and analysis far beeter. They comments are a lot more informed and challenging. I have registered with them.
[quote][p][bold]hilarykemp3@yahoo.co .uk[/bold] wrote: There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience?[/p][/quote]Thank you hilarykemp3. You are right the Bucks Herald coverage is more incisive, they have got to the nitty-gritty and analysis far beeter. They comments are a lot more informed and challenging. I have registered with them. mistamina
  • Score: 3

11:32am Sun 10 Aug 14

LUCKY2007 says...

Thank you snowbaby it is true that a lot of people would rather comment on things like potholes or parking restrictions or parking methods than talk about disabilities in children or adults because a lot of people do not understand the problems involved with disabled people and keeping them safe. A family who has a adult or child who are disabled spend most of there time looking after their family and have given up fighting because it takes a lot of time and sometimes does not seam to get anywhere and this is where the complacency comes in. Also a lot of people turn away when they come across people who are disabled.
I myself nearly gave up trying to get thing done but i felt if i did who would keep trying to change the thoughts or the people who should
care. My fight has been going on for the last 10 years..
Thank you snowbaby it is true that a lot of people would rather comment on things like potholes or parking restrictions or parking methods than talk about disabilities in children or adults because a lot of people do not understand the problems involved with disabled people and keeping them safe. A family who has a adult or child who are disabled spend most of there time looking after their family and have given up fighting because it takes a lot of time and sometimes does not seam to get anywhere and this is where the complacency comes in. Also a lot of people turn away when they come across people who are disabled. I myself nearly gave up trying to get thing done but i felt if i did who would keep trying to change the thoughts or the people who should care. My fight has been going on for the last 10 years.. LUCKY2007
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Sun 10 Aug 14

mistamina says...

LUCKY2007 wrote:
Thank you snowbaby it is true that a lot of people would rather comment on things like potholes or parking restrictions or parking methods than talk about disabilities in children or adults because a lot of people do not understand the problems involved with disabled people and keeping them safe. A family who has a adult or child who are disabled spend most of there time looking after their family and have given up fighting because it takes a lot of time and sometimes does not seam to get anywhere and this is where the complacency comes in. Also a lot of people turn away when they come across people who are disabled.
I myself nearly gave up trying to get thing done but i felt if i did who would keep trying to change the thoughts or the people who should
care. My fight has been going on for the last 10 years..
You are both right. however, you are not a fault, instead of giving up, let us ensure we hold the politicians properly accountable for the actions of their Officers.
BCC needs a serious shake up.
[quote][p][bold]LUCKY2007[/bold] wrote: Thank you snowbaby it is true that a lot of people would rather comment on things like potholes or parking restrictions or parking methods than talk about disabilities in children or adults because a lot of people do not understand the problems involved with disabled people and keeping them safe. A family who has a adult or child who are disabled spend most of there time looking after their family and have given up fighting because it takes a lot of time and sometimes does not seam to get anywhere and this is where the complacency comes in. Also a lot of people turn away when they come across people who are disabled. I myself nearly gave up trying to get thing done but i felt if i did who would keep trying to change the thoughts or the people who should care. My fight has been going on for the last 10 years..[/p][/quote]You are both right. however, you are not a fault, instead of giving up, let us ensure we hold the politicians properly accountable for the actions of their Officers. BCC needs a serious shake up. mistamina
  • Score: 6

4:32pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

hilarykemp3@yahoo.co
.uk
wrote:
There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience?
I think the audiences are similar but the BFP is far too uncritical of the council and our little local establishment than the Bucks Herald is - possibly Newsquest is primarily a money making concern and sympathises naturally with wealth and influence. I have mentioned the Bucks Herald report at

http://www.bucksfree
press.co.uk/news/113
97110.Updated__Damni
ng_report_labels_Buc
ks_Childrens_Service
s__Inadequate_/

They also reported Val Letheren's pathetic remarks about being 'cross' at Wycombe Labour party - ignored by the BFP - when she and Appleyard started the great outbreak of acting serious and going through the motions, called 'closing the gap' - see: http://www.bucksfree
press.co.uk/educatio
n/news/11108724.Prop
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tional_gap_between_r
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press.co.uk/educatio
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[quote][p][bold]hilarykemp3@yahoo.co .uk[/bold] wrote: There seems to be a much more vociferous outcry to this execrable council on the pages of the Bucks Herald. Perhaps they have a slightly different audience?[/p][/quote]I think the audiences are similar but the BFP is far too uncritical of the council and our little local establishment than the Bucks Herald is - possibly Newsquest is primarily a money making concern and sympathises naturally with wealth and influence. I have mentioned the Bucks Herald report at http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/113 97110.Updated__Damni ng_report_labels_Buc ks_Childrens_Service s__Inadequate_/ They also reported Val Letheren's pathetic remarks about being 'cross' at Wycombe Labour party - ignored by the BFP - when she and Appleyard started the great outbreak of acting serious and going through the motions, called 'closing the gap' - see: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/educatio n/news/11108724.Prop osals_to_close_educa tional_gap_between_r ich_and_poor/ and: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/educatio n/news/11143457.Labo ur_party_say_new_11_ _is_worse_than_the_o ld_one/ Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

It's similar in tone, and vocabulary, and the methodology of justification, to some of the excuses Mike Appleyard has made when unable to avoid reluctatntly acknowledging some outrageous failure in the past.
It's similar in tone, and vocabulary, and the methodology of justification, to some of the excuses Mike Appleyard has made when unable to avoid reluctatntly acknowledging some outrageous failure in the past. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 3

4:47pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Agniesca says...

As inadequate parenting increases, the public sector is called upon on more and more occasions. Eventually we will be unable to fund the increased demand for such services. The answer obviously lies in reducing inadequate parenting and requiring such individuals to pay for their shortcomings.
As inadequate parenting increases, the public sector is called upon on more and more occasions. Eventually we will be unable to fund the increased demand for such services. The answer obviously lies in reducing inadequate parenting and requiring such individuals to pay for their shortcomings. Agniesca
  • Score: -2

6:58pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Thanks for that Agniesca.
Thanks for that Agniesca. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Mon 11 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Agniesca wrote:
As inadequate parenting increases, the public sector is called upon on more and more occasions. Eventually we will be unable to fund the increased demand for such services. The answer obviously lies in reducing inadequate parenting and requiring such individuals to pay for their shortcomings.
A lot of the parenting is not 'inadequate' it is exhausted parents of children with difficulties. The social networks of support may well be lacking. The social workers need to have the time and resources to link people into support networks and respite that are sustainable.
[quote][p][bold]Agniesca[/bold] wrote: As inadequate parenting increases, the public sector is called upon on more and more occasions. Eventually we will be unable to fund the increased demand for such services. The answer obviously lies in reducing inadequate parenting and requiring such individuals to pay for their shortcomings.[/p][/quote]A lot of the parenting is not 'inadequate' it is exhausted parents of children with difficulties. The social networks of support may well be lacking. The social workers need to have the time and resources to link people into support networks and respite that are sustainable. faircuppa
  • Score: 7

7:41am Tue 12 Aug 14

Agniesca says...

The public sector is there to help parents who have specific difficulties, not those who choose to perform in an inadequate way as a result of their own lifestyle selections. Such parents need to be given advice and education before their children are born
The public sector is there to help parents who have specific difficulties, not those who choose to perform in an inadequate way as a result of their own lifestyle selections. Such parents need to be given advice and education before their children are born Agniesca
  • Score: -2

6:09pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mistamina says...

LUCKY2007 wrote:
I think it is about time something was done to not only improve child care in this county but it needs to be right across the spectrum of social care. Families who are dealing with disabled children or adults who are disabled have never had the right sort of support from their own carers or as they all seam to be now called care managers. If these families had the right support from these managers who should care because they are dealing with the people who are at the front of the line. Because at the moment families are fighting the council to try to get the correct support from the people who are in jobs dealing with the very vulnerable disabled people who need the best possible support along with their families who do a very good job. With out the backing of Tett & Co the people who are in charge of these care managers should pay the ultimate price ie; resign or be sacked. So I agree with WELWYN DOWD.
Lucky, you are right. Even in my limited capacity, i am handling cases where the 'don't care, won't pay' attitude is ruining children's lives, theor future standard of living and leaving parents in despair.
[quote][p][bold]LUCKY2007[/bold] wrote: I think it is about time something was done to not only improve child care in this county but it needs to be right across the spectrum of social care. Families who are dealing with disabled children or adults who are disabled have never had the right sort of support from their own carers or as they all seam to be now called care managers. If these families had the right support from these managers who should care because they are dealing with the people who are at the front of the line. Because at the moment families are fighting the council to try to get the correct support from the people who are in jobs dealing with the very vulnerable disabled people who need the best possible support along with their families who do a very good job. With out the backing of Tett & Co the people who are in charge of these care managers should pay the ultimate price ie; resign or be sacked. So I agree with WELWYN DOWD.[/p][/quote]Lucky, you are right. Even in my limited capacity, i am handling cases where the 'don't care, won't pay' attitude is ruining children's lives, theor future standard of living and leaving parents in despair. mistamina
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mistamina says...

Agniesca wrote:
The public sector is there to help parents who have specific difficulties, not those who choose to perform in an inadequate way as a result of their own lifestyle selections. Such parents need to be given advice and education before their children are born
Too easy, too pat. Most parents that have children with difficulties, care deeply for their children. They have to have more than average social skills to cope. They have to have more than average energy to cope. They have to have more faith and conviction to cope.
Agniesca, it is very hard to be a parent of a child with needs.

I fear you will find it is Bucks Authority that is Inadequate.
From the comments above, people appear to have know this for some time now.
[quote][p][bold]Agniesca[/bold] wrote: The public sector is there to help parents who have specific difficulties, not those who choose to perform in an inadequate way as a result of their own lifestyle selections. Such parents need to be given advice and education before their children are born[/p][/quote]Too easy, too pat. Most parents that have children with difficulties, care deeply for their children. They have to have more than average social skills to cope. They have to have more than average energy to cope. They have to have more faith and conviction to cope. Agniesca, it is very hard to be a parent of a child with needs. I fear you will find it is Bucks Authority that is Inadequate. From the comments above, people appear to have know this for some time now. mistamina
  • Score: 1

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