Shadow Children’s Minister Emma Lewell-Buck has resigned over the Labour Party’s position on Brexit.
The social work sector has reacted with disappointment to Lewell-Buck’s resignation. Community Care commented on the departure this morning saying that Lewell-Buck, who was a former social worker, had “left government education ministers and Labour’s shadow ministers without a social worker influence. ”
Emma was a vocal critic of the government’s austerity measures and the budget cuts that followed in children’s social care. She also criticised Parliamentary Under Secretary Nadhim Zahawi for a lack of concern as to how the government’s policies were affecting children.
Simon Buck, Emma’s husband, made the headlines last year after it was revealed that he had been investigated over allegations of abuse while carrying out his duties as a care worker. Council chiefs called Ms Buck’s husband a “perpetrator of elder abuse”
after an ombudsman’s ruling found Mr Buck guilty of abusing an elderly man in his care. The council paid Mr Buck £400 in compensation after a watchdog found that the local authority had also made procedural errors.
Allegations about Mr Buck’s conduct were raised by the elderly man’s wife, who said Mr Buck swore at her husband and neglected him. Further allegations were raised by a whistleblower, who said that Mr Buck swore at vulnerable people and their families, used homophobic language, inappropriately referred to a colleague about the mental state of a vulnerable person and missed care calls.
Emma Buck attended the debate on children’s social care in January which was kept from the public despite being an open event. No MPs or attendees taking part in the debate mentioned the event before it took place.
Good riddance! all she can do is nagging money from Governement. Sure social sector will be dissapointed.When approached her for help she advised me Citizen Advice Bureaux. No person from children services can be in power
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Dr. Manhattan. said:
Ex Social worker.
i wouldnt trust any of them going off the state of the SS in this country
and the thousands of families who have been destroyed under their ruthless tactics.
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[Name Withheld] said:
What joke they dont care about our children and our families just there BIG fat pockets the ss just pick on the families who have DISABILITIES and the vulnerable instead of children who really need help they steal our children tell them lies and even tell their birth parents lies as well we was told for years our oldest daughter don’t want to know us then out of the blew she contacted us saying sorry I know I shouldn’t have contacted you but me wife wouldn’t ask her what she ment by this we need to PUT a STOP to this emotional harm and psychological abuse see they get to do it and get away with it because the law and government are behind them 100 percent
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