The Thought Police in action.

I wouldn’t want to be a social worker. They are expected to predict the future – will this parent harm this child at some future time? They are also expected to analyse the politics of every situation – if I take the albino child from this family of Nigerian witchdoctors, is that racist?

Sometimes they get it wrong and sometimes they make such a total bollocks of things that you’d think someone higher up the management chain would say ‘hang on a minute…’

They don’t though. The judge in this case was perfectly correct to say

Sir James said he had ‘quite deliberately’ not identified either of the two social workers or a team manager. But he said he had deliberately identified Darlington Borough Council.

‘It is Darlington Borough Council and its senior management that are to blame, not only social workers and a team manager, ‘ said Sir James.

The father in question was alleged to have ‘numerous criminal convictions’ by the council when in fact he had two police cautions. He had been involved with the EDL briefly. He slept with an underage girl when he was 17 – a four year age difference, and he was only just legal himself at that time. No mention of any history of violence nor of any history of serious criminal activity.

The social worker wrote this –

One social worker recorded: ‘The distorted thinking of those within the EDL is barbaric and their actions inappropriate. Therefore the mentality of those involved has to be brought into question.’

The social worker also pointed out ‘the immoral nature of the values and beliefs’ of EDL members and the violence of their protests.

These champions of diversity don’t like people who are different, do they?

On one point, the judge is simultaneously wrong and right.

‘We must guard against the risk of social engineering, and that, in my judgment is what, in truth, I would be doing if I was to remove [the toddler] permanently from his father’s care.’

Which is exactly what the council expected him to do.

Oh yes, he is right about guarding against that risk, but wrong about the council’s thoughts on the matter. The council is guarding against the risk of being seen to be socially engineering.

That social worker is not entirely to blame (though should still be horsewhipped, tied upside down over a barrel of burning tobacco and then given a jolly good ticking off. It’s the English way). She/he was employed in that role precisely because of the ‘moral guardian’ attitude displayed. Her wild reasoning that a brief involvement with the EDL meant he would likely send the child to school in a KKK outfit and her Outrage! at his not having the same moral standards as her were the reason she got the job.

It’s her bosses who control the social engineering aspect. Put the right bosses in place and you’ll get the right social workers employed.

Won’t happen if you vote for Labour or Lib Dems. Some chance if you vote Tory, but no guarantee.

At council level, it’s best to vote for individuals rather than parties. A ‘No overall control’ result seems the best outcome. Preferably with none of Common Purpose’s inflated-ego idiots in there at all.

And the names of the idiots in charge should always be published.

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25 thoughts on “The Thought Police in action.

  1. “One social worker recorded: ‘The distorted thinking of those within the EDL is barbaric and their actions inappropriate. Therefore the mentality of those involved has to be brought into question.’

    This is nonsense on stilts. I could quite legitimately claim that anyone who votes labour for example is incapable of looking after a child because of what happened in Rotheram and other places. You can extrapolate this till the cows come home, but you know as well as I do that common sense went out the window decades ago.

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  2. In light of this post and others similar about social workers, social services and council attitude to child care, it makes one wonder what on earth the Scottish parliament are thinking in introducing a “responsible adult” for every child from birth to 18 to commence in 2016. If that is not state involvement in child rearing and social engineering what is. Social workers can’t protect children now, so surely for every child to be involved in this way is going to lead to more failed children not less.
    *sigh* I need a lie down in a dark room and iv’e only been awake an hour.

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    • iirc it’s from 7 months pregnant onwards. They’re not going to wait till the birth.

      Some suspicious sorts might think that it’s only seven months so as not to risk encountering legal abortion issues. How could you be the named interloper for a kid and allow loving mumsy to abort it? Social Justice Warrior meet feminism.

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      • XX How could you be the named interloper for a kid and allow loving mumsy to abort it? XX

        Especialy as that would put said “named interloper” out of a job.

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      • I’d insert a clause that says if the father disappears, the care of mother and child are entirely the responsibility of the named interloper.

        That’d slim down the volunteer pool considerably.

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      • iirc it’s from 7 months pregnant onwards. They’re not going to wait till the birth.

        Probably so that if they suspect the pregnant mother has been smoking or drinking alcohol the SS can be there at the birth to snatch the ‘abused’ child away from its abusive mother as soon as it pops out.

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      • “The guidance states: “Where additional wellbeing needs are anticipated at birth the prospective Named Person should be involved in planning and providing supports to eliminate, reduce or mitigate risks to wellbeing.”

        This would have to be done on a “non-statutory basis” because unborn children are not covered by the Act.”
        so from 7 months only if there are deemed to be additional wellbeing concerns” otherwise it will be “non statutory”

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        • Sounds like the only ones who will be interested in becoming a named person are the sort of fussbucket busybodies who should never be allowed anywhere near anyone else’s life.

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          • Or, it will be like jury service, letters appearing in random peoples post boxes demanding that they carry out the duty as assigned them by the state, of spying on other peoples children. Complete with the clause “Refusal to do so, may result in a prison sentence of up to ten years!”

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      • The guidance states: “Where additional wellbeing needs are anticipated at birth the prospective Named Person should be involved in planning and providing supports to eliminate, reduce or mitigate risks to wellbeing.”

        This would have to be done on a “non-statutory basis” because unborn children are not covered by the Act.
        So only from 7 month pregnant if there are “additional wellbeing concerns” otherwise it has to be on a “non statutory” basis so that deals with the abortion issue, but it doesn’t, it’s still all bollocks

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    • The ‘responsible adult’ is actually a parent monitor. Not there to take care of the child, but to monitor the parents. For eighteen years.

      One thoughtcrime and your child is forfeit. That’s some serious control.

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  3. The responsible adult guff was thrown out of court a couple of weeks ago. Why are we surprised that the lefties and now the righties want to grow big government? We see it everyday. Change may be coming but let’s not hope too much. If they have no money as is beginning to be the case they will have no option but to slim things down. Sort of Prussian Fredrick cycles?

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    • If they have no money, they just steal or borrow more. That now applies to any party in any government anywhere. If they took the slim-down option they could avoid an inevitable calamitous collapse – but they won’t.

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  4. It was an encouraging judgement by the judge. Though I don’t think this is anything we can change by political means. I’ve worked in councils in the long distant past and we rarely saw the councillors, the officers laid down all the procedures and councillors would sign off on the major ones, but decisions like this would have not had any involvement from them.

    It’s the general public sector PC culture which is to blame here, and they share the righteous mentality with each other at expensive meetings paid for by us. I know, I’ve been at a couple of those as well.

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  5. I give up, I really do, sorry to vent anger off here LI, but .. I was happily watching a doctors surgery programme on channel 4 until …’ woman sitting in chair talking about her loneliness and her need for anti-depressants’ .. woman doctor to camera: ‘ it makes me really sad to listen to cases like this, lack of social inclusion leads to loneliness, and that is as dangerous for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day’ Arrgghhhh ;-(

    I fucking give up. I really do. (not smoking though, I just give up)

    Will they ever stop?

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    • I vent anger here a lot – it’s what this place is for!

      ‘Lack of social inclusion’ – such as being ostracised for smoking, and banned from pretty much everywhere? So now smoking is as dangerous as smoking and we’ve finally come full circle.

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      • ‘Lack of social inclusion’ – such as being ostracised for smoking, and banned from pretty much everywhere? So now smoking is as dangerous as smoking and we’ve finally come full circle.

        I’ve vented on this subject a number of times.

        They really don’t see that fucking huge pachyderm looming over them when they bemoan how bad loneliness is for the elderly.

        It just doesn’t occur to them that they themselves have created this situation by closing all the pubs, working mens’ clubs, British Legion clubs and bingo halls; all places where the older generation went to socialise and have a bit of fun.

        Morons. Come the revolution, they will be the first up against the wall….

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        • They are also turning young against old with ‘you are paying for their pensions’ – conveniently forgetting how long today’s pensioners paid in themselves. Add in ‘assisted dying’ and it’s not hard to see where it’s going.

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