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Children Services Abuse:
Letter to Graham Stuart MP 21/07/2011
21 July 2011
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Graham Stuart has recently been involved in issues concerning home education and the behaviour of councils.  So Dave, having liked his approach in the House of Commons, decided he was a candidate for a letter too.

80 Haslet Road – Biston - Sumshire – AZ1 1ZA
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Graham Stuart MP
House of Commons
21 July 2011

Dear Graham Stuart

Having seen your laudable remarks in the House of Commons about Home Education and councils misrepresenting their legal jurisdiction I feel it is relevant to bring to your attention the current problems I am experiencing with the Sumshire County Council Children Services Directorate based in Biston Sumshire. It is not specifically about home education although we were pushed into it by the local education authority who were not acting responsibly and it has conveniently added to the prejudicial attitude being applied against us.

The Children Services in Biston have acted in a way that is stunningly unprofessional and significantly detrimental to us.  I suspect they have broken the law in several respects.  I cannot find resolution through their Statutory Complaints Procedure because they are refusing to operate it in any meaningful sense.  I will complain to as many authorities as possible to get some constructive action with regard to this matter and I am writing to you to keep you informed of the actual state of affairs on the ground.  The Children Services in Biston are behaving in a way that strongly suggests it is a cultural mode of operation.

We are a single parent and single child family.  We were 'investigated' by the Children Services on the basis of some insidious false accusations and innuendo by a nurse in the local hospital, Biston (a formal complaint is being handled responsibly by them at the moment).  They conducted an Initial Assessment and produced a report which was overtly prejudicial, divisive and negative.  It was not carried out in the statutory time as stipulated by the Home Office's Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, section 3.9.  They concluded that my daughter was "...a child in need as defined in the Children Act 1989." and "A child in need whose vulnerability is such that they are unlikely to reach or maintain a satisfactory level of health or development without the provision of services ".  I would agree with both those conclusions.

They then proceeded with a Core Assessment.  This was a catastrophic farce.  Obelix Mahjong, the social worker conducting the assessment, acted unprofessionally and when I complained about the prejudicial nature of the Initial Assessment she simply terminated any further contact with us.  The schedule of meetings was abandoned with no explanation.  When I complained to Damon Markham, the Principle Practitioner, there was no response.  When I complained again some months later expressing some concern over the 'terminated' Core Assessment I received a hastily concocted fake Core Assessment Report in an attempt to hide any failure on their part.  This Core Assessment Report conveniently 'concluded' that the conclusion of the Initial Assessment was no longer valid.  Needless to say this was unsatisfactory in the extreme and so I complained to their Complaints Department.  This got no response.  I eventually complained to the Ombudsman and with a nudge from them I got an unsatisfactory response from Petra Brookson of their complaints department essentially colluding with the falsifications being presented to me.  I then complained again in detail and have received no response.  All the information relating to this case is available, duly redacted, at and the myriad of errors are delineated specifically in the latest complaint at .

The actions of the Children Services Directorate in Biston have cause us significant distress and damage.  My daughter has not been able to attend college since this assault and I have become ill.  So the net result is no help and some harm.

In addition there are now at least two official documents on an official computer system which are evidently erroneous in many respects and I can get nothing done about this.  It seems, as far as they are concerned, that to simply ostracise us and to carry on as usual is satisfactory.  This behaviour seems more characteristic of the cultural attitude of Colonel Gaddafi's security forces than a benign government institution in the UK.

If this were a one off incident it could perhaps be pursued through the ombudsman and other agencies alone.  However there seems to be a bigger issue because they are acting in a way that strongly suggests it is their normal mode of operation and they are used to getting away with it in general.

I offer this information in the hope that this is of some general interest and concern to you and I would very much appreciate your personal intervention in this matter if you feel it could assist either in the specific or the general case.

Yours sincerely

Dave Hook

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