Alison J Stevens's Blog – January 2010 Archive (93)

RADIO EXPRESS

Radio EXPRESS FM 93.7

Monday 1st February 2010 at 1900 (GMT)



Listen in to Men’s Matters presented by James Williams from Portsmouth.



Men’s Matters contains one hour of topical discussion on issues of interest to men and women.

Many people listen on line. To do so go to the ExpressFM website and click “ON AIR” in the top right hand corner.



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Added by Alison J Stevens on January 31, 2010 at 23:52 — No Comments

JIMMY DEACHERS GRANDPARENTS APART

Tuesday, July 20, 1999 Published at 02:50 GMT 03:50 UK

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/398666.stm







Grandparents the unsung heroes often are going without themselves to help keep their grandchildren above the poverty line. The ‘Charter for Grandchildren’ created by the Scottish Executive in 2005 would give the rights to the children for grandparents to be considered more in their lives.







The… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 31, 2010 at 23:38 — No Comments

THERE USED TO BE A PAIN GROUP IN THE STATES

Alison:

Please tell me more about this PAIN group.

Is it now defunct?



Would you have any charter or plan

information that could be used as a

model to resurrect it in the USA?



I would love to help somebody else

set up such a thing in the USA but

have controls to guarantee that it

never becomes subverted by the

"system sucks" or plundered

financially by anybody.





You're in the UK, so is that where you are… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 29, 2010 at 21:24 — No Comments

BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR CHILDREN IN CARE AND THEY DON'T TELL YOU THAT YOU COULD HAVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN REMOVED

BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR CHILDREN IN CARE AND THEY DON'T TELL YOU THAT YOU COULD HAVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN REMOVED



















Leicestershire Social Services are asking for volunteers to come forward to befriend children in care, so i thought about at least getting some information about the subject.

I rang ,and a lady answered the telephone,and said she would send me an information pack, she also stated that a lot of people had come… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 29, 2010 at 21:11 — No Comments

BARNADOS PRESS RELEASE

Shortfall of foster carers hits crisis point



Release Date: 18/01/2010

Eight out of ten people (80%) have never considered fostering according to a poll commissioned by children's charity Barnardo's.



With a national shortage of 10,000 foster carers and applications for children to be taken into care on the rise since the death of baby Peter, the UK’s largest children’s charity is calling for the Government to urgently invest in a recruitment drive for foster… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 29, 2010 at 19:02 — No Comments

CAFCASS USE AGENCY STAFF

Typical while they are using inexperienced agency staff costing more of the taxpayers money a child may be left at risk.



These so called profeshionals may not be adequately trained.



As stated in this report SELF EMPLOYED STAFF WERE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO DO THE WORK REQUIRED, A NATIONAL DISGRACE.…













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Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

MIGHT BE OF SOME INTEREST

Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition Newsletter







Monday, January 25, 2010







Videos:







1. Today Show: Where is Gabriel? Mother kills son.







2. A very interesting story, which can be heard as a podcast at Reason.org. Who's Your Daddy? Or Your Other Daddy? Or Your Mommy?







3. Man acquitted of raping minor



By Conor Berry, Berkshire Eagle Staff



Updated: 01/18/2010 10:08:17 AM… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 23:09 — No Comments

AND NOW A DATA BASE IS BLAMED FOR LEAVING CHILDREN AT RISK

The whole child protection and family courts are in meltdown,and now a computer,and data system that holds information about children, a key part of the functioning system was not in working order.



The data was in relation to school attendance, it would give other agencies information if a child was not in school for long periods, thus helping to detect children at risk.



The information was missing for six weeks,A DEBACLE LEAVING CHILDREN AT RISK… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments

SOCIAL WORKER TOOK THREE DAYS TO REPORT THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF BABY GSCC

A social worker appeared before a disciplinary hearing today charged with misconduct following the "suspicious" death of a baby.



Elizabeth De Souza-Oyewole took three days to pass on to bosses her note of a conversation with a police officer in which he told her of the death of a child known to social services, a hearing was told.



Mrs Oyewole, 50, was working a shift on Christmas Eve 2006 as part of an emergency duty team when the police officer rang her to tell her that… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 22:38 — No Comments

BARNADOS ARE AT IT AGAIN IN SCOTLAND RECOMENDING ADOPTION

SCOTTISH Labour leader Iain Gray has repeated his call for a more robust approach to early intervention with vulnerable children.

He spoke out after Martin Crewe, head of Barnardo's Scotland, argued more children from backgrounds of abuse or neglect should be taken into care earlier.



Mr Gray, MSP for East Lothian, said: "The safety of children must always come first and if that means more children being fostered, adopted or going into care to protect them, then we must change… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 21:41 — 1 Comment

POLICE FAILURES NOW IN CHILD ABUSE CASE -HUMBERSIDE

Police failures in Market Weighton child abuse case

James Carragher

Former principal James Carragher was jailed for 14 years



Humberside Police has been criticised by a watchdog for how it handled claims of sex abuse at a children's home.



Former principal Father James Carragher, of St William's Community Home in Market Weighton, was jailed in 2004 for abusing boys in his care.



The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) started an inquiry in… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 20:49 — No Comments

NAGALALRO SURVEY STATES THAT CHILDREN COULD BE REMOVED FROM THEIR FAMILIES UNNECESSARILY

THURS 28/01/2010 - Local authorities' care plans are not always being sufficiently scrutinised by Cafcass guardians which, in the current risk-adverse climate, could lead to children being removed from their families unnecessarily, according to a survey by Nagalro.



The professional association for children's guardians conducted the survey to assess the impact of recent changes in family court services on children across the country. The survey is based on the responses to a… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 28, 2010 at 17:54 — No Comments

LGA calls for rethink of the care system

LGA calls for rethink of the care system



Increase in care applications is costing extra £226m, claim local authorities



The Local Government Association claims that the increasing number of children being taken into care will have cost the taxpayer at least an additional £226 million in the current financial year. The sum, it says, is a combination of extra court costs and the increased bill for the number of children in council care. The Association warns that the… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 23:57 — No Comments

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Bulletin

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Bulletin





Think They Don’t Electroshock People Anymore? Think Again–Even toddlers and pregnant women are being shocked



by Dr. John Breeding, author of The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses.



Ask the average person about the use of electroshock treatment in today’s society and 9 out of 10 will respond, "They still shock people?"



They do. It's estimated that more than 100,000 Americans are electroshocked… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 20:09 — No Comments

THE GOVERMENT HIDE THE TRUTH IT IS IN THE PUBLICS BEST INTEREST FOR THE INQUIRY TO BE DISCLOSED

I think they should name the Parents, the boys have had a terrible upbringing,and have suffered horrendous amounts of abuse mental,and physical,and by the looks of it lived in squalor.

This doesn't take away what horrors they put the two other boys through,as they were very lucky to live.lock them up for many years, so that they can never hurt another Human being.

They will be given new identities, 24 hours a day security on release,and a large house, rich rewards at the taxpayers… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Ed Balls launches 21st century sex and relationship education

25 January 2010













Young peopleYoung people will be taught how to deal with the pressure and intimidation often caused by exposure to sexual content in the media and on the internet and mobile phones, Ed Balls announced today.



Children will also learn about the importance of marriage and stable relationships to family life, and the value of delaying sexual experiences.



Updated guidance on sex and relationship education (SRE) will be… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 17:12 — No Comments

Emergency measures in the family courts silence children’s voices, says Nagalro

Emergency measures in the family courts silence children’s voices, says Nagalro



Association for children's guardians publishes critique of changes in family court services



Emergency measures introduced to deal with backlogs and delays following an unprecedented rise in the number of child protection proceedings are posing new risks for already highly vulnerable children. That is the conclusion of Time for Children, a report published last week by Nagalro, the association… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 17:04 — No Comments

DAILY MAIL BLOG

I can feel their hurt and PAIN, the Local Authority should of given them a chance by assessing this young couple in a mother and baby unit, because an individual has a slight learning difficulty, doesn't mean that she is gong to be a poor mother.

Instead this Baby will become another statistic of forced adoption.which is happening every single day in the UK, via the family courts.

With a Parenting course,and other assesments,and regular monitoring by Social Services, this young couple… Continue

Added by Alison J Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

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