More Patterns of Very Bad Behaviour by Brighton & Hove Council
Mar 10, 2017 — Dear Supporters,
yet more shocking behaviour by B&H council social services:
"Social workers have been heavily criticised by a High Court judge for “unprofessional” and “reprehensible” case building against a father whose child was up for adoption.
In a judgement, published last week, Justice Russell launched a scathing attack on the actions and practice of children’s social workers at Brighton and Hove Council, accusing them of making claims they “weren’t qualified to make”.
She said the authority adopted a “seemingly belligerent behaviour and an oppositional stance” towards the father and, by extension, his children."
"They were also described as “grudging” when discussing the care the father had given his three other children, while the court guardian was criticised for not making the siblings’ voices heard in proceedings."
“In the light of their unprofessional behaviour and their negative view of him both as a father and as an individual, as expressed in their evidence, there can be little wonder if the father finds it hard to trust the local authority and work with them from time to time,” the judge said."
Reminds me very much of how they were determined to conduct a discriminatory witch hunt against myself, ignoring all the evidence that showed what they recorded was untrue, whilst telling their own lies to paint me in a bad light.
This type of behaviour from Brighton & Hove council is clearly a serious issue. I did say in an earlier petition update, that conducting this S47 unlawfully had to show a pattern of behaviour, the chances of it being a one off, were extremely low. The lying and perjury, showed they had the confidence to behave that way, because that culture exists within the department.
This FOI request is also very interesting:
"01 January 2013 to 31 August 2015."
276 complaints in the space of 2.8 years against their social services department. (That's 8.6 complaints per month!!)
Interestingly, having done a Subject Access Request, they have not met the legal deadline for response and written to me saying they are receiving a high volume of requests. I bet they are.
27 of those complaints above, were for dispute of contents of reports
13 were for disagreement with child protection reports
3 were for child protection procedures not followed
12 related to SARs (maybe the content of what they read!)
14 were due to social workers LYING and
2 were for ignoring the views of the children.
That's a selection of all the types of complaints listed against their social services department. And those are only for the parents who had the energy and knowledge to complain.
This council deserves to be shamed, please keep signing and sharing.
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