The Children’s Society has created a survey to collect people’s experiences of local services supporting children and families and they want to hear from parents and kids.
The charity has been campaigning for more investment into local children’s services, and as we know many of you feel very strongly about these services, we would like to encourage you to offer constructive feedback on what would make this kind of support actually useful.
Rant if you need to, but give this organisation something to work with if you can.
We’ve added the survey in full in the gallery below so you can see the questions beforehand.
The Children’s Society says:
“Children’s services cover a very broad range of services and support, everything from children’s centres to fostering and adoption – and many of you will have an experience to share. It doesn’t matter if it was positive or negative, last week or 5 years ago – we want to hear it all.
Maybe you’ve got some insight into how cuts have impacted services in your area, or just something to say about the local youth club. We’ll use your words to paint a picture of why properly funded, well-delivered children’s services are so vital.”
You can take the survey here. Good luck.
Please note: Some options in the survey questions are not visible as we could not fit them all into the screenshot.
Olalekan Odedeyi said:
Teesside Social Services Campaign
Pastors, Imam, Politicians, Academics and Business Leaders….do you know that Black African and Black Caribbean were under represented in decision making, workforce and leadership positions HOWEVER over represented in Look After Care, and disproportionate prosecuted, negatively impacted on the DBS credibility and their chances of getting a decent job and economically sound …….. There is no other time than now to condemn social injustices without fear or favour
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Ian Josephs said:
I believe that forced adoption (adoption actively opposed by a parent) should be abolished as a crime against the human rights of the baby or child to enjoy the love of its mother or father.
Parents should be allowed the democratic right to protest freely in the media when their children are taken.
Children in care should be allowed to speak freely about any subject they like in any language they like with parents at contact visits, and children old enough to operate mobile phones should be allowed to use them. After all, murderers and rapists have these privileges so why not children in care?
No children should be taken from sane law abiding parents for risk of future emotional or physical abuse. None of the experts can predict the future for children,parents ,or generally speaking in politics;Put away the crystal balls !
Family courts should be bound by the same standards of proof as criminal courts and should only brand parents as abusers”beyond reasonable doubt” rather than “more likely than not” as they wrongly do at present
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[Name Withheld] said:
Has my child been referred into the Witness Protection Scheme, because l cannot see any other reason and how they have got her name changed by a court at the hands of social workers, given the circumstances you have told me. Frighteningly anyone put under permanent protection , l have never seen evidence of there being a way back.
I could rant but am just to frightened at the lack of empathy from these social workers.