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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RUNNING SCARED?

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RUNNING SCARED?

Scottish Government Running Scared of SSSC charities asking ministers for a meeting to discuss ongoing severe cases of not investigating MOP complaints.

For whatever reasons ministers have for over protecting the workings of the SSSC are hundreds of Members of the Public are seemingly beeen denied justice and out of over 800 complaints in the last 3 years only 3 have been upheld after Dadscare requested an Freedom of information request.

They also found out there was 2500 complaints by employers for the same period and nearly 17% were upheld which proves the service is not for users of the service but only for the employers, perhaps to get rid of employees without having to pay anything at all?

That works out at 425 upheld complaints, 1 in every 141 member of the public complaints upheld over that of the interests of the employers perhaps the Scottish Government is fully aware of such a terrible stastic and terrified of meeting Dadscare teams face to face?

Scottish Government Running Scared, it seems so but why?

 

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Derek McInnes Must Go

Derek McInnes Must Go.

 

Derek McInnes Must Go, he said no to Sunderland and got a better deal, is he waiting to turn down Rangers for an even better deal to stay at Aberdeen?

Derek McInnes Must Go and the sooner the better, the players are struggling with will he won’t he mentality and just before the Rangers manager got sacked the Aberdeen manager was busy signing up the players with add-on contracts yet won’t commit to the club himself shows hes perhaps a greedy not to be trusted manager and makes the case for himself that he must go!

The Must Go case makes the Aberdeen board look really silly now in their attempts to move to kingswells must now be in serious doubt as they built their entire case on giving Derek McInnes the tools to succeed, well if he goes whats the point of the move at all?

Derek McInnes Must Go because deep down he really wants the rangers job, if that’s not true he should just come out and say so after all he is contracted to Aberdeen for another 3 years and the Aberdeen board should say hes not for sale at any cost but won’t which means, Derek McInnes Must Go!

More on the stupid move away from the current home of the dons here.

 

Mark McDonald, MSP Resigns

Mark McDonald, MSP  Resigns

Mark McDonald, MSP Resigns for Aberdeen Donside, said he was stepping down from his role as childcare and early years minister.

He apologised and said his attempts to be “humourous” or “friendly” may have led others to become uncomfortable.

He is one of two SNP members currently being investigated by the party over possible misconduct.

It is understood the allegations against him are not criminal in nature. The other complaint being investigated by the SNP does not relate to a parliamentarian.

In a statement he said: “It has been brought to my attention that some of my previous actions have been considered to be inappropriate – where I have believed myself to have been merely humorous or attempting to be friendly, my behavior might have made others uncomfortable or led them to question my intentions.

“My behavior is entirely my responsibility and I apologise unreservedly to anyone I have upset or who might have found my behavior inappropriate.

“In light of my position in government, I believe it would not be appropriate for me to continue to serve in my role in the Scottish government at this time and I have tendered my resignation as a minister.

“I hope that in taking this step neither any particular woman or my family will be the focus of undue and unwarranted scrutiny.

“It has been an honor to serve in the Scottish government and I will continue to serve my constituents in Aberdeen Donside to the best of my ability.”

Well that’s what he has said but last week he refused to meet one of his constituents who had on-going problems with Aberdeen Social Work claiming he could not meet with them because of his role a Children’s minister.

We understand he also refused to meet the local charity Dadscare who wished to ask him why he refused to meet with them over their FOI request that stated that less than 1% of the 809 members of the public complaints into social services were upheld and 21% of employer complaints were also upheld showing the SSSC as not being fit for purpose of which he has responsibility!

More on this here.

SSSC Not Fit For Purpose

SSSC Not Fit For Purpose.

SSSC Not Fit For Purpose as stated by Scotland’s leading Dads Charity, Dadscare based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

SSSC not fit for purpose, the case;

Dadscare has recently made a bold move to denounce the workings of the SSSC in public by stating the SSSC is not fit for purpose.

They state it’s a waste of time or next to a waste of time for members of the public to make any sort of complaint as they are seem to be simply not interested no matter what level of evidence one produces.

The charity thinks as do many other third sector organisations that the SSSC is only there for the employers if they are looking for a scapegoat as seems to be the case in a recent removal from the register in Fife.

If one looks at SSSC case files and the actual complaint details it’s clear the information could only come from the workers employers.

Dadscare has stated they have made what they believe to be very serious complaints against Social Workers in Aberdeen and Dundee childrens social services.

Just about everyone in Scottish media has heard rumours of what other professionals thinks about childrens services in the northeast of Scotland.

UPDATE, SSSC pulls the link for members of the public to report concerns about registered workers, why now?

SSSC Not Fit For Purpose

 

One other factor for all politicians that likes to read such things, the SSSC has a charter to print money every social worker has to pay £80 per year just to keep their jobs, if you dont pay your fees you dont work which could be why they discourage members of the public from filing complaints.

If word got out to the general population there was a body that could tackle dodgy Social workers then the service would get inundated because lets face it most end users don’t have a clue the SSSC is there for them most have never even heard of the SSSC because most dodgy Social workers wont ever tell their clients how to complain or even who to complain too, they just hope your to dumb to notice and that’s another reason the SSSC Not Fit For Purpose.

One of the biggest problems is if a member of the public puts in a complaint they are very rarely told the outcome of the investigations, how can that be described as fully transparent, the Scottish Goverment needs to intervene and make it more a opem process?

Link to Scotlands only charity that chalanges social workers on a daily basis to always act in a professional and hounerable way, where their reports are balanced and fair and where father parental assessments are required one will be carried out!

UPDATE;

Dadsacre recently recieved a complaint reply from the SSSC about an Aberdeen Social Worker they formally complained about and they stated “It may have been a breach of CODES OF PRACTICE but it does no impair on the workers fitness to practice.”

What so whats the point of brand new and very strong SSSC CODES OF PRACTICE makes no sense to us either and they had to wait 4 months to be told this.

The charity Dadscare was so concerned they request a freedom of information into how many charity complaints were upheld by members of the public, the result was amazing in the last 3 years there was 235 complaints made and only 2.15% complaints upheld against registered workers that was 5.025 yes a worker with a foot missing, that’s really accrete recording of the figures, not!

www.dadscare.org.uk

Dear Sir/Madam
In reply to your request for information received on 18 September 2017, please see
our response to your questions below.
1/ How many fitness to practice complaints has been received in past 3 years from
either a) members of the public, b) third sector, c) employers?
a. In the period between 18 September 2014 and 18 September 2017 we received 235 complaints from members of the public (MOPs). 96 of these complaints are still under investigation.
b. Of the 235 MOP complaints, 10 were from organisations in the third sector
c. In the period between 18 September 2014 and 18 September 2017 we received 3575 complaints from employers (3459 from current employers and 116 from previous employers). 1014 of these complaints are still under investigation.
Of the 3575 complaints from employers 818 were from organisations in the third sector.
2/ What percentage of complaints received from these 3 separate groups have been upheld over the last 3 years?
a. Of the MOP complaints we have concluded investigating, 2.15% have resulted in
a sanction being imposed on the worker’s registration
b. Of the employer complaints we have concluded investigating 13.3% of current employer complaints and 21.5% of previous employer complaints have resulted in a sanction being imposed.
c. In relation to complaints received from third sector employers only, 10.9% of these complaints have resulted in a sanction being imposed.
There are also a small number of cases in which we have made a finding of misconduct or that a worker’s fitness to practise is impaired but not imposed a sanction. Due to the way we record our case outcomes it is not possible to provide a specific number of cases in which this has happened.
3/ How many complaints from either a) members of the public b) third sector c) employers has there been concerning Aberdeen social work children’s service over last 3 years and the percentage of upheld complaints by all three groups?
a. We have received 2 complaints from members of the public and 4 from employers regarding Aberdeen Social Work children’s services.
b. Of the 2 MOP complaints, one has been closed with a finding of no impairment of fitness to practise. Our investigation into the other MOP complaint is still on-going.
c. Of the 4 complaints received from employers, one has resulted in a warning being imposed on the worker’s registration. Our investigations into the other 3 complaints are still on-going.

 

More proof that they missed vital information or never disclosed it here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41484185

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MORRISONS PARKING EYE APPEALS

MORRISONS PARKING EYE APPEALS

Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals is a complete waste of time unless you have a receipt or proof of purchase on the day of the alleged car parking offense.

They are not interested in any other circumstances and the fact it takes them over 4 weeks to notify you, who keeps food shopping purchase receipts for that long shows it’s a legal money-making machine pure and simple.

One of the readers of our blog has described their recent experience with Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals process and its scary how they try to get away with not upholding one’s genuine appeals.

Our reader had what they call a “Frustration of Contract” where by during a recent visit to Aberdeen Morrisons just off King Street, he met with a charity client who was a regular shopper there and had a few coffees and our reader became ill with a form of Colitis which is a very severe and disabling medical condition and was in their toilets for around two hours this condition also affected his blood sugars which he was a diabetic anyway so the driver could not drive even if was able to do so.

The disabled charity volunteers client was so worried about him he stayed in the store until he was able to leave the store and now he has got a £60-£100 parking fine as well!

Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals has so far rejected the appeal by its total lack of understanding and completely ignoring supplied medical evidence that our reader sent them in form of a recent doctor’s statement produced well before the parking offense.

In their response they completely ingnore his medical evidence and simply asked for a proof of purchase instead which could be a form disability disscrimination does Morrisons know that this company is doing this in their name?

Of-course should you find yourself in this predicament there’s no point going to Morrisons as they have no sympathy what-so-ever with customers with severe medical conditions as their line has and always be 2 hours is enough to do your business within our stores pardon the pun!

If you have a medical condition that might stop you driving for a few hours its best if you just don’t shop there at all!

Parkingeye is not very good at planning permissions and most sites have not got the proper planning approvals for their signages so check with your local planning office if they have this in place, if not you win your appeal on this basis alone and signs have to be at eye level.

If you’re like our reader just ask Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals for your 10-number appeal rejection code and take it to their regulator for a proper appeal which is a free service win or lose and seems very straight forward.

Everyone understands that parking in inner city areas could be open to abuse but if one has a medical condition that prevents one from driving if over the 2 hour max stay it says alot about the way you treat potential customers and others reading this should think carefully if they plan to shop there or any other supermarket that has the same policy against disabled customers.

To appeal use this Morrisons Parking Eye Appeal link;

https://popla.co.uk/appeal#/StartAppeal/Index

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Aberdeen FC Aurora Campaign

Aberdeen FC Aurora Campaign.

Aberdeen FC Aurora Campaign a stupid name for a stupid project that will fail, fans don’t want it but what do they matter?

Aberdeen FC Aurora Campaign is doomed to fail before its even begun, I am a long standing Dons fan and I won’t go back till they back down and stop this stupid Aurora Campaign to create a new football ground outside the city of Aberdeen.

Our Chairman has always wanted the move so they come up with the noval idea of under developing their own ground till it costs so much to update it to current standards to make the excuse its cheaper to build a new stadia.

Aberdeen FC board including the chairman created all this just to get their own way, yes they may have saved the club and yes they now have a winning team but the fans dont want it but do they care?

Local press, radio stations have all bought into it but its a scam unlike any other new stadia in the UK this site has terrible transport links there is no trains, tubes or trams for the fans to get there that does not drive!

1600 car parking spaces only for season ticket holders only plus 600 all at a heavty fee upfront most people that drives are 1 person drivers but lets say its an average of 2 per car thats a grand total of 4000 fans and that was based on 13500 average gates this season its around 15500 so far and if they ever do fill it most will be walking to the ground.

Most fans that currently go like a drink in the City and walk to the ground, you cant do that for kingswells?

So they only time locals wont moan is when Aberdeen City fans findout what a hastle its going to be getting there, increased costs and nightmare getting back home on public transport which is another thing the club fails to mention on where all the return buses are going to park?

Its ok for laying on 17 buses an hour but if all fans 10,000 came by bus where do you park up 60 buses and 60 bus drivers after a big game, this is just not thought out?

Going there in the winter time will be a nightmare when it snows there its 4 times deeper than it will ever be at the seaside and how will non driving fans get back into the city centre?

No thoughts about them the directors will be OK though, thats the way it goes as always?

The car parking plans are laughable and all the multi-millionaire directors wont have to worry about it either but the fans are going to be short changed eveytime.

The only thing going for it is the new Aberdeen bypass and new training facilities.

The truth is all vested interests has signed up to the directors plans but the fans in general dont want this move and it will never be filled not ever so whats the point and its around 10 miles away which means it is not even an Aberdeen based football team anymore.

Most people on Facebook has said this many times over – Aberdeen FC can build the new stadium where it’s most relevant – not where some people may find it most financially attractive (to a very, very select few).

The council would be very silly to allow this plan to go ahead and the directors has said no plan B is planned therefore they should put their shares up for sale but they will never do that

So they do have a plan B after all they are just not telling anyone which just goes to show its a stupid plan doomed to failure the Aberdeen FC Aurora Campaign.

Read more here.

Aberdeen Social Work Complaints

Aberdeen Social Work Complaints.

Aberdeen Social Work Complaints. Have you an Aberdeen Social Work complaint regarding Children’s services across the City of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Social Work Complaints are on the increase and very few are told or even instructed how and where to complain to.

All Scottish social workers have a duty to inform service users that they have a right to complain if they have a genuine complaint on the way their case is being handled.

Most service users in Aberdeen are not being told of their rights to even make a complaint.

Moreover it seems Children’s Services in Aberdeen seems to be one of the worst effected, have you or someone you know of tried to complain but got the cold shoulder?

Have you or anyone you know of had children removed from the care of their parents and put into care through no perceived fault of their own in the last 4 years.

Have you or anyone you know of had any problems with Aberdeen Social Work Contact centre?

Have you or anyone you know of require advice or help with LAAC or Children’s reporter meetings?

Do you have any current concerns regarding on-going looked after children in local authority care and your rights as you see it are being denied?

If your a dad is your right to have a parental assessment being denied by social workers?

If you or anyone you know of that any of the above may apply to please pass on this link to Scotland’s best known Dads charity Dadscare who offers a completely free service on how to make a genuine complaint to Aberdeen Social Work complaints teams.

Please contact Dadscare in the first instance by email at info@dadscare.org.uk

Dadscare also covers most parts of Scotland and offers clients from all over the UK help and advice by phone only.

You can visit the Dadscare website where details of all its services that they offer, if and  when funding is available or if you or your company would like to support Dads Care in the vital work it carries out for all or Scotland’s local communities. If you can help them in anyway please email in the first instance.

Dadscare are a very responsible charity that wishes only to help social work departments to deliver best social work practices and raise the standard and delivery of its services to the benefit of its service users and their Children.

ABERDEEN FC WESTHILL MOVE

ABERDEEN FC WESTHILL MOVE.

Aberdeen FC Westhill move is a disaster waiting to happen, its all about greed and a promise of getting millions if Pitt was sold off.

Aberdeen FC Westhill move, was the dreamchild of the current board, it always has been and that’s why there is no plan B.

It must be worth a lot more than that now and that’s why there will never be a plan B.

The plan was always going to involve moving away from the city on to land that could not be used for hardly any other purpose?

The local rag will never say a bad word about the home team and Charlie Allan their beloved Milne and Co devotee is as biased as they come, all his local drinking buddies can confirm.

What a great idea lets build a £40 million football ground on land that cant be used for almost any-other purpose and sell our current ground on prime real-estate worth a lot more and get others to pay for it, whatever the real reasons are the fans were not even thought about!

Only true property magnets and international investment bankers and accountants can come up with that massive corker, can there be any of those types on the current Aberdeen FC board we wonder?

The local rag has known of these facts as long as International Scotland yet has stayed silent, you have to ask why?

Aberdeen FC Westhill move is a disaster because as all of Scotland knows its travel links from inside the City won’t cope on big match days, there is no parking as such on the new site, and no-train links planned.

Jush how a development like this can get planning permission in the first place must be of  a grave concern to others?

Just how you can get 30,000+ supporters there and home is going to be a nightmare and that’s in good weather, Westhill gets 4 times more snow fall in the winter than the current ground next to Aberdeen’s beach front and no-one has even had the thought of mentioning it?

There is virtually no-where for fans to have a drink or eat before the match if it’s at Westhill which means 5000 plus fans have little reason to go there.

Visiting fans traveling by trains how will they get there traveling on the same public buses as Aberdeen fans is asking for big trouble, yet Police Scotland says nothing, time to get real guys?

Mr Yule claims its only 6 miles away from the city centre but most City bound fans are only 3 miles away in all directions to the current ground so most will have to travel at least 8-10 miles by public transport 1 way.

Aberdeen has the most costly public transport of any place in the UK so any return fare is going to cost at least £5 plus other fares getting to the pickup points, if you travel by taxi and caught up in lots of traffic not much change out of £25 one way and no guarantee of getting one back home.

Where will all the taxi’s park for the return journey beggar’s belief it has not been thought about?

Who is going to cover these high travel costs to get there, hardly anyone will go there so it’s a massive white elephant before it’s even built.

On the last question of who gains, will the usual suspect be behind this latest build like the disaster of the Richard Donald Stand built on rubbish heap land again.

The fans don’t want it but the board does not care and the local rag is too scared to ask the hard and difficult questions about how fans are to get there and back as per usual.

Yes there is a bypass but the internal single lane westend city roads will never cope with 15,000 never mind 30,000 plus and no-one has uttered a word of this makes one think there’s lots of greedy fingers in a lot of very many pies (who ate all the pies).

The ones that don’t care are the ones that already has a private car space booked and waiting, stuff the rest of us and yet there’s no plan B and the destruction of Aberdeen FC as we know is complete!

£40 – £100 for a ticket each plus travel and refreshments per match is not everyones idea of fun but the people making plan A, basically gets it for free!

Car parking charges, wow does anyone know the cost on match days yet, it would be cheaper booking a return flight to London to see our yids and come back the next day then traveling 16 miles to see your home team play and at least its proper football being played and getting entertained in the process without frezzing our bits off in the winter months?

Aberdeen FC really knows how to sell this plan, not!

Aberdeen is not as cash rich as it once was so this is a no-brainer really, yet the masters of the universe at Aberdeen FC are so rich anyway what do they really care about its supporters needs or wants?

There is another story behind the above about values of each seat then and early power struggles that brought this plan forward and this website knows it all as per usual.

ABERDEEN FC WESTHILL MOVE will happen as there is NO PLAN B.

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TRUMP KING OF SPIN

TRUMP KING OF SPIN

 

Donald is the true Trump King of Spin for example even Scottish people knows the leader of the free world can’t order a wire tap.

Trump King Of Spin

Someone might have but then again given the amount of contact with the russians that we we are learning about now on a daily basis then it proves if it was not done it should have been.

Trump is way smarter then this blog writer gave him credit for, although hes not political in the real sense hes spotted if he was the king of spin he could forewarn his supporters of trouble long before it becomes the real story.

Thats a very clever use of Trump King Of Spin line plus we loved his line to congress as I speak we are getting rid of the bad guys, really, he only fills 1 plane a week full of bad guys yet Obama got rid of 2 planes a week if true that means hard ass trump is more of a pussy of aleged crime then him yet another Trump King Of Spin.

Trump King Of Spin will only get worse remember the Molly Forbes incident when trump and his sons decided the best way to get rid of an 83 yearold lady who lived in a mobile home on land she owned was two fold.

Trump King of Spin claims it was not him so heres a link to the the actual film explaining it all to all you Trump can do no wrong mob.

Trump ordered a 50 foot hole to be dug on his golf course at Balmedie, Scotland and order her water supply to be cut off, when it was reported Trump said not me GUF but we had insiders in the administration we knew the truth about what they were planning before they began digging just another example of Trump King Of Spin

TRUMPGATE 2017

TRUMPGATE 2017.

 

Trumpgate 2017 could be much bigger than Watergate ever was when did Trump know what Flynn was upto or was he the one that ordered the sanctions fix?

Trumpgate 2017 has the potential to kill off the presidency before its even begun and the reason is someone must have told Flynn what to discuss with the Russians, its obvious he was not acting alone and one thing is for sure VP Pence knew nothing about it so that only leaves one suspect unless your thick!

The Hill smells blood and lots of it, tonight we are told it was a trust issue, whatever that means?

Lets face it Trumpgate 2017 is here to stay, why would any new adminastration be so keen to get off and running offering the ruskies a sanctions deal.

Just like Watergate the real story behind it just grew legs and arms and as the Whitehouse Leaks like a sive Trumpgate 2017 will likely follow the same way.

Like this little corker of a newssnip from the Washington Post in 2016

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” REALLY!

It does not add up and Trump waited nearly 3 weeks to kick Flynn into the long grass at Menie Estate no doubt Flynn will get a retirement pass if he manages to keep his former boss from following him.

Its obvious to any reasonable person they are all in this together and now Flynn can’t rely on his employment to keep him safe from the law that Trump screams about and fully supports or so he says will make him swear on oath what his boss told him to pass on to their Russian friends.

This NSA guy must have known every word he said would be recorded by other security personnel and if not deserves to be sacked.

Yesterday Trump looked like he was out of his depth along side his Canadian counterpart and looked at times as though he was going to throw-up and be sick but none of us plebs knew what was going through his mind at the time and he did well not to be sick.

Perhaps it was the VP that set this Trumpgate 2017 all up as he knows Trump knows nothing about politics and besides if Trump goes the VP takes over, genius!

You cant say we never told you, like cutting off the water supply of an 83 yearold Scottish Lady just google Molly Forbes Balmedie here? (what a great guy)

Things will only get worse any political friends he has now will run a mile and this potential scandal will perhaps be called Trumpgate 2017.

Footnote someone has just rented www.trumpgate.com

Word of warning Trump protects his name and he will be to WIPO in a flash as he thinks hes the only person that could use a domain with the word TRUMP in it, he should change his trademark to GOD because thats what he thinks he is.

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