Petition Review how Social Services operate and bring in procedures to protect parents
The Government should review Social Services with a view to abolishing the use of the term "at risk of possible future harm/neglect" and review all cases that have had children removed on this basis.
It should also make recording equipment mandatory for social workers and ensure local authorities use the same computer system.
The term "at risk of possible future harm/neglect" is a contradiction within itself. With the correct support, there is no need to remove children from their birth families.
Hand written notes are not reliable. Parents should be provided with a recorded copy immediately after any contact.
Information sharing between departments needs to be simpler and quicker. Delays are causing too many problems in cases.
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At 1,000 signatures, Ministers will respond to this petition
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At 5,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the States Assembly