Post by Crash Post by George
I see where the government is going to 'have an enquiry'.
Many years ago I used to play at being a first aider (as we were then)
and I remember some of the 'accidents' that children had within the
home that required urgent removal to hospital.
I used to call these J A C K (Just Another C---s Kid).
And now what little protection these kids have will be gone in a feel
good cynical move by people who should be nowhere near the levers of
I cant see anything on Stuff about this. Where did you see this?
There were at least two separate enquiries by different parts of the
public service - from memory justice and social welfare and there was
invovlement also from the Commissioner for Children. None of them are
intended to stop the removal of a chaild where there are urgent safety
issues, but processes are likely to change (or have already changed_
to ensure that there are better processes in relation to parents who
have had prevoius difficulties; famillies are more likely to be
involved prior to birth in such cases to avoid a baby being removed at
birth. These are complex issues with a variety of causes or
opportunities for misunderstandings - knee jerk reactions implying
that all child protection is to be removed are just plain wrong.