New FOI Request: Damages Awarded To Families Because Of Council Failings

Those social workers who file false, misleading and inaccurate court reports should be named and shamed as a menace to society along with the GAL’s who cheerlead them and judges who rubber-stamp their ‘findings’ without properly scrutinising them. More damning instances of deliberate, for-profit interventionism, which obviously are incompatible with respect for established family life.

Researching Reform

As the government appears to be busy with Brexit and other things, we thought it would be good to remind it that child welfare matters aren’t going away any time soon. Our latest Freedom Of Information Request asks for a breakdown of damages awarded to families, by council. 

After coming across this archived post we wrote in 2012 predicting a surge in damages being paid out to families failed by local authorities, we decided to find out if these kinds of awards were on the rise. The request though, is unlikely to offer a definitive answer.

We already know that local authorities’ insurance companies have a vested interest in making complaints go away. The thinking is that the more complaints make it through, the more damages the council may have to pay, which effectively means the more money insurance companies have to shell out. As a result, insurance companies have…

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