In a email recently i asked a social worker if the department runs using double standards. Unfortunately this point was never actually directly answered but the content of the response to my email did reveal the answer inadvertently.
Spot the Difference!
One email from me, asking them to investigate two assaults on a child, one by a social worker, one by an approved carer. The same child was involved in both cases and both allegations have similar 'proof', ie I had informed them of two incidents by email, in the same email. Now naturally you would assume that they would investigate the matter which may actually involve talking to the child but no here is their solution:
Case 1: Please can you fill in this complaints form?
Case 2: Make a police complaint.
Now I am sorry but there's no prizes for guessing, case 1 was indeed the social worker, clearly preventing any criminal charges being brought against them and protecting them from the law.
Now this highlighs the double standards that the department use, even if she did not answer the question directly.
Running a department in a manner that protects employees from criminal charges is plainly wrong, and yes I do have the correspondence to back up what I say!
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