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Massive changes to children's care services planned

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Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 16:01:54

Anyone read this!? Shocking it's being ignored in mainstream news. Such huge implications

http://www.thecanary.co/2016/10/03/tories-just-dropped-privatisation-bombshell-media-harps-labour/

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 16:02:14

Dont know how to post link?

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 16:02:50

www.thecanary.co/2016/10/03/tories-just-dropped-privatisation-bombshell-media-harps-labour/

LadyConstanceDeCoverlet Wed 05-Oct-16 16:06:15

This is so depressing. And they're proposing to let councils opt out of child protection and social care support, including support for disabled children - www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2748120-Councils-to-be-allowed-to-opt-out-of-child-protection-laws

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 16:16:16

WTAF is going on! Why aren't there revolts in the streets?

Outrageous!

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 16:17:56

Just signed the petition

Can mumsnet not put this sort of stuff as featured topics!!?

LadyConstanceDeCoverlet Wed 05-Oct-16 18:07:14

I'm really quite depressed that threads alerting people to these proposals are getting so little reaction. Do people on MN really have no concerns about councils being allowed to opt out of child protection duties?

justicewomen Wed 05-Oct-16 18:14:57

The changes will also allow local authorities to ask Sec of State to not have to undertake certain duties towards disabled children. Children's rights to services will become a postcode lottery. Here is a detailed article by respected expert on children's legal rights

rightsinreality.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/time-to-fight-the-removal-of-childrens-rights-through-the-children-and-social-work-bill/

It refers to the campaign opposing the changes by the group Together for Children togetherforchildren.wordpress.com/latest/
Do go onto their website and sign up as a supporter

CousinCharlotte Wed 05-Oct-16 18:21:08

It's so depressing, I remember reading a report about this proposal before the GE, people I spoke to it about said it won't happen, very worrying indeed sad

JenLindleyShitMom Wed 05-Oct-16 18:34:17

Stupidly, I clicked this thread expecting to see wonderful news of much needed changes. How fucking wrong could I have been! This is very worrying. angry

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 21:48:07

Sorry JenLindley
😥

Mistletoekids Wed 05-Oct-16 21:50:27

Bump

JenLindleyShitMom Wed 05-Oct-16 22:10:43

You've nothing to be sorry about OP. It's those bastards that should be grovelling for apologies. How dare they?? Those poor kids. They mean nothing to them do they? Just a cost. That's all.

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