Sunday, 18 October 2009

Approach Social Services With Extreme Caution

As a result of the way we have been treated I applied for access to records held by social services. I picked these up a few days ago, and have only looked at a couple of pages from the files so far. However I feel there is an important issue that people should be aware of.

Around 6 years ago, we contacted Social Services as my son who at the time was receiving speech therapy, and was not able to communicate fully with us about a large burn he had received on his wrist whilst in the care of another person. The relationship was such that we could not approach him directly to ask (he had only just started being allowed unsupervised visits by the Court after around a year of them) so we thought we would get in touch with 'professional people?' who could help investigate for us.

Well I was disgusted by what I read - there was a conversation recorded between a Social Worker where he told the Head Teacher of his primary school to listen out for what my son was saying about us - in other words - investigating us!!! We did not know anything about this until the other day, these records are something you have no control over and they seem to have a license to write whatever they want never letting the truth get in the way of a good story....

This is just a warning to those of you who may be thinking of approaching Social Services for help - do so with extreme caution - it could be turned onto you.