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Scottish Care Review Body.

PARENTS ADVOCACY SERVICES SCOTLAND.

Parents Child Advocacy website has now opened made from a collection of third sector interests, volunteers from one of the hardest parent advocacy charities, Aberdeen based Dadscare.

James Mackie investigations will head up the and supervise the investigations into interactions between various parents and childrens service personal and all other players.

https://parentchildadvocacy.org/ there was a great need for this network to begin as legal advice in Scotland is very thin on the ground and parents and children needs independent advice and as we understand it will be completely free of charge to its many clients.

We further understand its makeup within its make up will be victims of children’s services and Social Workers as they know every trick in the book that may have been deployed against them and sharing also helps in the recovery of such precieved actions.

We wish the parent, child, advocacy network every future sucess going forward at least the people behind it have years of fighting injustices and are committed to their and their clients cases.

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UPDATE ON PETITION NUMBER 1673 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT.

UPDATE ON PETITION NUMBER 1673 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT.

I presented Petition Number 1673 to the Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 23rd November, 2017.    The original Petition was based on my personal experiences of the current system and called for an independent QC led investigation into every aspect of child protection in Scotland.   Since then a number of submissions have been made by Scottish Government.   Their response shows that there is either a cover up in the current system that has approximately 15000 children in care not at home or that the Government have no idea of the reality of the current situation.   Twice in debate of the Petition, the Convener  Johann Lamont, MSP has asked the question “is it the case that there is no support for families or is it a mind set that says children must go into care”.

Petiti9on 1673 is due to be back in front of the Committee on 5th September, 2019.    This year with the knowledge and information gleaned from the Petition 1673 network, I have made three further submissions to the Petition Committee.   IN the last submission the clerks adapted two further Petitions to be submissions in order that the issues could get before MSP quicker.    The latest submission requests that the Care Inspectorate be given powers to investigate individual complaints in child protection.    and for the law to be changed to make it a criminal offence for anybody to deliberately give misleading and false information to a Sheriff or a Childrens Hearing.

I would hope that you will watch the live debate re the Petition as well as circulating this email around your collegause and contacts.

Petition 1673 can be located at
http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01673

Regards,

James A Mackie

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SCOTTISH CARE REVIEW SURVEY.

SCOTTISH CARE REVIEW SURVEY.

The Scottish Care Review team chaired by the very impressive Fiona Duncan and her team have released a personal survey on how parents children were removed by childrens Social Work teams and what support was offered or not as often is the current case.

https://surveyhero.com/c/484694f2

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Scottish Care Review Body.

Scottish Care Review Body.

Scottish Care Review Body has been setup to look at how child protection of Children in Scotland is run and being operated and other things as well, petition 1673 looks at these problems and offers sensible solutions but Scottish Social Work disagrees the question is WHY?

 

PE01673: Operation and running of child protection services in Scotland

Scottish Care Review Body.

Petitioner: James Mackie

Status:

Lodged

Date Lodged: 18 September 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create an independent, QC-led inquiry into the operation and running of child protection services in Scotland.

Petition History:

Summary:

23 November 2017: The Committee agreed to join the petitions PE1673 and PE1675 together for future consideration and to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 23 November 2017

10 May 2018: In relation to PE1673, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration, the Association of Directors of Social Work, Who Cares? Scotland and Circle Scotland. The Committee also agreed to close PE1675 under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government has set out its view of the importance of a child or young person having a right to take part in decisions affecting them; that there are procedures in place to allow the excusal of a child or young person; and that the Government remains open to reviewing whether the current balance and tests are right for children and young people with work being taken forward by the Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership. Link to Official Report 10 May 2018

25 October 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Childcare and Early Years. The Committee also agreed to draw the petition to the attention of the Care Review, chaired by Fiona Duncan. Link to Official Report 25 October 2018

Written submissions: