Three boys aged four, seven and nine were taken into care following a private court hearing in Chelmsford Crown Court on May 9.
Within minutes of the court hearing, Siobhan Condon, said to be a senior Basildon social worker based at Ely House had commented on her Facebook page about the case.
She said: “Just experienced His Honour Judge [sic] give parents a massive rollicking. It was an amazing and extraordinary moment in my career.”
She added: “So the day is complete. Its so powerful to know that three children’s lives have just massively changed for the better and now they are safe and protected from and now have every hope for the future.”Ouch! Do they never learn from the mistakes of others?
Well, I suppose since they don't learn from their own mistakes, it'd be daft to expect them to, but still...
The outspoken comments on a confidential matter have left the children’s parents distraught.
Their 39-year-old father said: “On the same day as the court case we found she had put all this on Facebook. The site was public until we complained to Essex County Council then they contacted Facebook and the page was suspended.
“I want it in the open and I want an apology. ”And given the public nature of the boob, it was a lot swifter in coming than in any other social worker FAIL! situation:
An Essex County Council spokeman said: “Essex County Council has apologised to the family for what has happened. We take this matter extremely seriously. This is unacceptable and appropriate action will be taken.”Bet she won't suffer more than having an interview without coffee. And she can go right on with her colleagues, who are, even as we read this, planning to trial a Brave New World north of the border...
H/T: Anna Raccoon