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"Respect with regards to human rights should be at the heart of every social worker’s practice."

Autistic Parent
United Kingdom

Feb 15, 2017 — Dear Supporters,

it's quite bizarre to read in a social work magazine, an article by a social worker, outcrying the very idea of discrimination, when there are so many reports of autistic mothers being blatantly discriminated against by social services departments across the UK:

"I’m practising in a climate at odds with social work values"

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2017/02/09/im-practising-climate-odds-social-work-values/?cmpid=NLC|SCSC|SCNEW-2017-0215

The social worker says in her article:

"Anti-discriminatory practice is one of the most important aspects of social work training and central to the professional standards we have to meet.

I’m increasingly alarmed to be practising in a political world that appears to be in direct opposition to this way of working and so incongruent with social work values."

"As social workers, we must meet section 6 of the HCPC’s standards of proficiency. It states that social workers must “be able to use practice to challenge and address the impact of discrimination, disadvantage and oppression”."

"Respect with regards to human rights should be at the heart of every social worker’s practice."

"...with our ingrained and taught sense of justice, it is imperative that social workers stand up now to the pernicious utterings of racism and prejudice..."

Most LA's seem to not have got the memo. Brighton & Hove City Council certainly haven't. Discrimination is rife against autistic mothers, in fact mothers with a variety of invisible disabilities. For every good social worker out there, it appears there are ten more who are rotten apples. Where did the UK go so wrong.

She goes on to say:

"Many critics of social work already argue that the balance of human rights has been lost, particularly with reference to the family court system. I currently do not share this view and am clear that there are strict legislative and ethical guidelines that affect decision making to protect any form of social engineering."

There are plenty of innocent parents out there who would strongly argue with her on that.

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