Have you been victimised for being a victim of Domestic Violence?
Have you been victimised for mental health problems which have been a direct result of your DV relationship?
Have you had your children wrongly removed?
Have you left your perpetrator and still not been reunited with your children?
Have you been made to allow the perpetrator to have contact with your children?
Are your children living with the perpetrator?
The system needs to change. Children's Services need to offer support not scrutiny.
Offer the victim refuge or a safe place to stay with the children before removing them.
If the victim is no longer in their abusive relationship then work on reuniting the child/children with the biological (non-violent) parent.
All Social Workers should have intensive Domestic Violence training in order to understand how the perpetrator works and understand how the victim feels.
In areas where parenting may need improving offer support, home help, therapy not jump straight to removal.
Stop Children's Services copy and pasting old, incorrect information from past notes.
Make notes amendable!
Stop forcing victims into contact arrangements with their perpetrators. If the victim stays in the relationship with their perpetrator their children would be removed so why should the perpetrator be allowed contact, especially unsupervised?
Proven perpetrators should not have custody of the children.
Children Services to treat victims as SURVIVORS and hold respect and admiration for them.
Children's Services to be held accountable for unsubstantiated claims made to the family courts and made to pay victims compensation for untruths told.
Stop confusing Children at Risk with Children In Need.
If Children's Services fail to change the way SURVIVORS are treated no victim will ever seek help resulting in an increase in Domestic Violence related deaths and an increase in perpetrator behaviour.
End this now. Please sign and share to stop this and protect SURVIVORS from unjust and unfair treatment!