child abuse (are social worker’s hands tied)

Social workers must be given the powers to enter a home where a a child is suspected to be at risk.

The recent case of Khyra Ishaq who was starved and badly abused until she died, is an example of social workers inabilities to do their job, as they do not have sufficient powers.

They visited this house on at least seven occasions and only twice briefly glimpsed poor Khyra. They were unable to assess her condition.

Social workers should be able to call on police if necessary to force entry and insist on seeing a child in a way sufficient to enable them to assess the mental and physical condition of the child properly.

Why is this idea important?

Social workers must be given the powers to enter a home where a a child is suspected to be at risk.

The recent case of Khyra Ishaq who was starved and badly abused until she died, is an example of social workers inabilities to do their job, as they do not have sufficient powers.

They visited this house on at least seven occasions and only twice briefly glimpsed poor Khyra. They were unable to assess her condition.

Social workers should be able to call on police if necessary to force entry and insist on seeing a child in a way sufficient to enable them to assess the mental and physical condition of the child properly.

parents responsibility for their children

Many parents these days do not back the school when their children are accused of wrong doing. 

We should adopt the same system as used in France, where parents have to sign a contract to the effect that they,(the parents), will ensure their children will obey the school rules. The school rules are set out in full on the contract. It is also written into the contract what the consequences will be if the rules are not upheld.

In this way the parents, the children and the school know where they stand. 

Why is this idea important?

Many parents these days do not back the school when their children are accused of wrong doing. 

We should adopt the same system as used in France, where parents have to sign a contract to the effect that they,(the parents), will ensure their children will obey the school rules. The school rules are set out in full on the contract. It is also written into the contract what the consequences will be if the rules are not upheld.

In this way the parents, the children and the school know where they stand.