Tag Archive: social workers

Aug 31

Muslim Tower Hamlets foster carers in storm over Christian child

A child in care from a Christian family was placed in care with a strict Muslim foster family who ridiculed her Christian beliefs, according to reports. The child, who cannot be named because of family court rules, was placed in foster care by social workers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Social Services sent …

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Sep 22

Council look anew at child care case

In legal cases what is said between advocates in a conference room is often as important as what happens in court. And so it proved on Wednesday last week (14th September 2016) at Walsall Family Court, where a local authority was forced to go back to the drawing board in a child care case. ACQUITTAL …

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Sep 12

Judge: ‘Not Guilty’ doesn’t mean ‘Innocent’

Update 22/09/2016: Click here for Council look anew at care case. A senior family court judge told a court last Friday (9th September 2016) that a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in the criminal court did not mean the defendants were innocent. Judge Rosalind Bush said a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict merely meant the jury had not been …

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Mar 02

Judge rules Bucks girls can go home

A Family Court judge has ruled two children should go home after criticising a local authority for failing to admit that they were suffering emotional harm in its care. District Judge Patrick Perusko made the order on Friday 26th February 2016 in Milton Keynes Family Court. A series of exchanges between the judge and Mr …

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Feb 20

Social Services tell girls: ‘No Nightie? Wear my Tee-shirt!’

Two adolescent girls taken into care by a local authority’s social services had to sleep in their school uniforms, a court was told yesterday. District Judge Patrick Perusko, sitting in Milton Keynes Family Court, heard that the sisters, one aged 14 and the other 12, were not provided by Buckinghamshire County Council with night clothes. …

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