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A Reason for Living - Errors of Judgement

Book By: Billy Casper
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A Reason for Living - Errors of Judgement Social Services bury their mistakes!


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Errors of Judgement
Social Services Bury Their Mistakes!


Warning:

Some readers may find these stories distressing! These stories are based an actual events. Certain names may have been changed.

In February 1976, a baby girl, Two-months of age, was admitted to hospital with injuries, including a fractured skull, inflicted by her mother. The little girl remained in hospital until the end of March. During that time a 'Care Order' was made, placing the child in the 'care' of the local Social Services, Derbyshire County Council.

On discharge from the hospital, the baby girl was placed with foster parents. She remained with them for twelve months, but was allowed home with her natural parents at weekends. The length of these visits gradually increased until at the end of March 1977, when the fourteen-month-old child was returned to the family home on a 'full-time trial basis.'

On 16th April 1977 the young child was again assaulted by the mother and sustained serious injuries, from which the child died three days later.

In January 1978, my own sister, Michele was taken into the 'So-Called Care' of the local Social Services, Solihull County Council. Michele was the eldest of four children, all of whom had been submitted to extreme cruelty spanning well over ten years! Michele was disabled from and early childhood 'suspicious' accident. She became Hydrocephalus.

While in the 'So-Called Care' of Solihull Social Services, Michele was placed in a residential home for the disabled. She was allowed home with her parents for weekends and was regularly battered by her mother.

In January 1980, after a home visit, Michele was examined by a Doctor at the request of a Social Services care worker. Michele was covered in bruises, of a non-accidental nature, and the Police were notified.

The Police questioned both parents about the injuries but could find no evidence of assault or cruelty but the Police failed to question anyone else...

Despite the obvious signs of abuse, Social Services continued to allow the visits to the family home. Records of the injuries were being recorded in the 'accident book' at the residential home in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham.

In November 1980, just ten months after the 'so-called' enquiry, Michele was severely battered by her mother and suffered a full Cardiac Arrest. She was revived by her father and returned to the residential home, where my sister's condition deteriorated and she died ten days later.

These victims and many more have paid the Ultimate Price!
In memory of my sister. - Always remembered - Rest in Peace!

In 1989 and during the writing of my book, I became aware of a child cruelty case that was actually dealt with by the Courts. A young mother had been sentenced to two years imprisonment after being found guilty of burning her Two-year old daughter with cigarettes. The young girl suffered multiple burns to her back and buttocks and was placed in the 'care' of Birmingham Social Services, along with her brother. The mother was released from prison after just eighteen months and almost immediately re-united with her two terrified children. Within days of the reunion, the children were found sleeping on the pavement outside a public house, in sub-zero temperatures in Nechells, Birmingham.

In 1996 the entire country was shocked by the attrocities of 25 Cromwell Street. Several young people died, many of them is Social Services care, and their dismembered bodies buried in various parts of the house and surrounding areas. Stephen West told on national television how Social Services failed him and his family and failed to pick up the obvious signs of child abuse and cruelty. Once again, Social Services publicly denied their responsibility to protect the children in their care and 'At Risk.'

In 1997, the Director of Cambridge Social Services was questioned by me on a live radio station. He could not, and had to be prompted to, answer my questions. The questions started following the death of a Five-year-old child in Cambridgeshire. The child had been on the 'At Risk Register' and was said to have been 'at risk' since the day he was born. Despite the child being well known to Social Services and being on the 'At Risk Register,' the Director of Social Services denied knowing the child was in danger!

Suffer the little children to come unto me. . .
But He didn't mean like this. God Bless 'em all.

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