Stephen Moore, executive director of social work at Fife Council, said: ‘I can confirm that although the Robertson family are not presently within Fife, we are committed to working closely with professional colleagues elsewhere to ensure safety and welfare of the child and indeed the whole family as this is of paramount concern to us.In fact, if this allegation proves to be true, it seems you don’t even need to bother with the niceties of the legal system:
‘I would urge Kerry to use all the support that is being made available to her and her baby and to get appropriate help should she need it.’
Mr McDougall claimed the care order had the wrong baby’s name on it and the wrong date of birth.On the other hand, if you are a drunken, drug abusing wastrel, in a relationship with an equally-useless violent man and with several kids already in trouble with the law for offences including unprovoked violence, what will happen?
Nothing. You can continue your life (if it can be dignified with such a name) untroubled by police and social workers:
Mr Kelson revealed how the children's father repeatedly beat up, burnt and suffocated their mother.In fact, your problems (which are all either entirely of your own making or within your purview to change), will actually be offered as an excuse for the actions of the wretched spawn that have issued from your loins:
On one occasion he told his partner he would 'take a knife to her and slice her face to bits'.
The father, who was a heavy drinker, would rain blows on the boys if they attempted to step in to protect their mother, the court heard.
The boys would imitate what they had seen at home, assaulting adults and children they came across in their daily life.
On one occasion the older brother was convicted of battery for attacking a mother and threatening to kill her eight-year-old son.
The younger brother was reprimanded for headbutting a 53-year-old male teacher who tried to stop him punching a female teacher.
Mr Kelson said the elder brother smoked ten cigarettes a day and regularly drank cider and vodka from the age of nine.
The boy also smoked marijuana which his father grew on his allotment.
The younger brother sobbed in Sheffield Crown Court as details of their violent and 'toxic' family life were given as mitigation for the appalling crimes.Maybe Harriet Harman in onto something after all.
There doesn’t seem to be a great deal of ‘equality’ in the UK, does there?