This is a damning and critical article that has a very clear agenda. It hangs loose with some of the realities of court at present because increasingly courts are very hesitant to go down the route of adoption. But it does highlight the pressure on Social Workers. If there is one consistent cry from those in care proceedings, it is concern about the change of social workers or their absence due to sickness.
Lack of evidence. Poor evidence. Hearsay evidence that cannot be substantiated when challenged in court. Distortion of facts. Finessing of facts. Omission of relevant facts that are later dragged out in cross-examination. Partial descriptions of events that paint parents in the worst possible light. Failure to include any positives about parents while listing all the negatives. Moralistic judgments based on social workers’ own biases.