Wednesday 16 June 2010

They're Depraved On Account Of They're Deprived! ...Again

It concluded: ''In the overview panel's view, this is a matter which raises issues regarding national policy implementation as well as local action in relation to neglectful parents whose willingness/ability to improve their parenting is compromised by their own family history, low aspirations, relative poverty and a lack of social and economic opportunities.''
You see, if only Shannon Matthews' mother and father had had access to subsidised housing, a basic income while out of work, free-at-the-point-of-receipt healthcare, civic amenities...

Oh, wait.


subrosa said...

Julia, I've had to stop reading about this woman and the social services report on her and her family. I could feel my blood pressure rise just too far.

JuliaM said...

The sad thing is, I rather doubt she's unique.