Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Man's* Inhumanity To Man...

Remember the brave and principled fight for Steven Neary, so wonderfully chronicled by Anna Raccoon?

Well, his father is still up against it:
One of the unit's ideas was that he should have a person-centred plan. He had to create a wish list, and came up with six things:
• Live at home with Dad
• Go on holiday to Somerset
• Have Christmas presents at home
• See Toy Story 3 at the cinema
• Have breakfast in the bacon shop
• Go swimming at Hampton open-air pool
All six wishes were refused because they were not considered to be in his best interests. To me, that's not a person-centred plan, that's a system-centred plan.
There are no words...

*Social worker's

7 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

WTF is a person centered plan? Bunch of cunts!

John Pickworth said...

"There are no words... "

Oh there are, lots. Better not say them though, those social worker types tend to be a little over-sensitive, wouldn't want to upset them.

Joe Public said...

C'mon Julia, see it from the Social Worker's point of view:

If any be 'granted', it can no longer be on a 'Wish' list.

Anonymous said...

Bunny

There is case law about this sort of issue under the Human Rights Act, part of its function is to fight bureaucracy and not grant rights of stay to foreign criminals. If there is a fund for Stephen's legal fees count me in.

JuliaM said...

"WTF is a person centered plan?"

It seems to be something that's the opposite of what you'd think it meant...

"Oh there are, lots."

True. But this is a family blog.. ;)

"There is case law about this sort of issue under the Human Rights Act, part of its function is to fight bureaucracy and not grant rights of stay to foreign criminals."

Well, that might have been its intention, but its actual USE is something quite different....

Dave H said...

(totally o/t but I just heard the most outrageous 'mona' on Today regarding the gang rape of a child in Walthamstow)

Fahrenheit211 said...

Dave H. I concur with your comment. I heard that story as well and thought, 'child rape in Walthamstow, no names or descriptions of suspects, what's the betting that the perpetrator is a 'bearded savage'?'