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Torygraph story about UKIP Foster Parents

#2
I feel a bit sorry for this poor social worker. She's about to get totally****ed over in the courts.
I don't.

If the social worker has done this without any clear reason, other than them being members of UKIP, then they deserve to have their cheeks spread apart, followed by a good reamng with a Christmas tree.

Especially when you take in to account how many kids need foster/adoption homes, how hard it is for foster parents to become 'accreditited' and the DM story about how few people 'make the cut' to become Adoptive parents.

The setback to the elder kids could be quiet extreme, but even the baby may have been affected.

I'd like to think UKIP may have grounds for complaint being described as 'racist' too.

And no, I am not a UKIP supporter.
 
#7
I was sort of joking.

She (I assume it's a thick woman) sounds like a ****ing mong. However, I have a twang of sympathy given the shit-storm she's about to be subject to.
why do you assume the social worker is female? It doesn't say that in the article does it?
 
#8
I have no such compassion, esp as it appears the kids have been split up. The lad went the next day, the girls by the end of the week it appears to say. I would assume a foster home for all three at such short notice would be quite the rarity.
 
#9
I don't.

If the social worker has done this without any clear reason, other than them being members of UKIP, then they deserve to have their cheeks spread apart, followed by a good reamng with a Christmas tree.

Especially when you take in to account how many kids need foster/adoption homes, how hard it is for foster parents to become 'accreditited' and the DM story about how few people 'make the cut' to become Adoptive parents.

The setback to the elder kids could be quiet extreme, but even the baby may have been affected.

I'd like to think UKIP may have grounds for complaint being described as 'racist' too.

And no, I am not a UKIP supporter.
Whatever.

****ing the social worker and her organisation's arses ragged in Court isn't really going to get the erstwhile fosterers back on "The List", is it?

Especially when you take into account that it will be them who, even in the event of a favourable Court outcome for the fosterers, will be the ones making the decisions on any future placements.

A more amicable resolution is required.
 
#11
why do you assume the social worker is female? It doesn't say that in the article does it?
Because it's the image that pops up in my head whenever somebody says the words "social worker" to me. An interfering, undereducated bint.

I have no such compassion, esp as it appears the kids have been split up. The lad went the next day, the girls by the end of the week it appears to say. I would assume a foster home for all three at such short notice would be quite the rarity.
Probably an accurate guess. However I can see why, when you have spastics like Baroness Warsi (former Chairman of the Conservative Party and still some sort of walking-dead Minister) saying on national telvision that UKIP and the BNP are one and the same, a lowly social worker would get the wrong idea.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
I was sort of joking.

She (I assume it's a thick woman) sounds like a ****ing mong. However, I have a twang of sympathy given the shit-storm she's about to be subject to.
She knew exactly what she was doing and the sooner the 'young generation' of politicos of whatever persuasion are taught that there are limits in a civilised society, the better. This was a disgusting abuse of power and I hope Milliband is hauled over the coals for this. Like CF, I'm no UKIP supporter - I see them as a dangerous distraction which will let Labour back in but this is completely out of order.
 
#15
****ing the social worker and her organisation's arses ragged in Court isn't really going to get the erstwhile fosterers back on "The List", is it?
Nope, nor will it restore the previous set up.

On the other hand forcing a change in policy so others don't end up in a similar situation is never a bad thing. Even if it means the social workers have to do a 'political party diversity awareness and cultural course'.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Whatever.

****ing the social worker and her organisation's arses ragged in Court isn't really going to get the erstwhile fosterers back on "The List", is it?

Especially when you take into account that it will be them who, even in the event of a favourable Court outcome for the fosterers, will be the ones making the decisions on any future placements.

A more amicable resolution is required.
There's never any harm in letting fuckwits know they'll be nailed if they behave like fuckwits.
 

OldSnowy

LE
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#19
There's never any harm in letting fuckwits know they'll be nailed if they behave like fuckwits.
But they won't be. The social worker(s) responsible will not be 'held to account', nor will 'lessons be learned'; they'll just be more circumspect in future, but their attitudes will not have changed one iota.

The problem with socialists, of all shades, is that they are always (by their own definition) right, and everyone, absolutely everyone, who disagrees with them is scum/vermin/insert your own insult here - it's a dog-in-the-,manger approach that appeals to those who know themselves to be PC and 'progressive'. It's been like that for decades, and isn't about to change now, I'm afraid. This is the same attitude that resulted in the destruction of the extremely successful Catholic adoption societies a couple of years ago.

When it comes to a choice between the politics of greed, or those of envy, I'll take greed every time. At least it's positive!
 
#20
There's never any harm in letting fuckwits know they'll be nailed if they behave like fuckwits.
Whilst that most probably has merit, duly admonished, they'll return to their business of being the sole arbiter of candidates' suitability to foster. Local Authorities are to all intents and purposes omnipotent in this matter. Come litigation, it's Losers all round. This is only a news article, and there is likely, as has been said, to be more to this than first meets the eye. What transpires in Court might inform future action regarding foster candidates' membership of political parties, which will be interesting to say the least. Point is, no-one has the right to foster, however suitable they may be, and the LA's deal the cards.
 

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