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  1. Covered here: Spotlight on the relationship between schools and top civil servants Beats me why they are, on the one hand having a review, and on the other hand introducing a Bill which flies in the face of the review. The DESC is seeking control of all education on the Island whilst it is being roundly criticised for the way it uses its current powers. It will be interesting to see what the MHK's do with this.
  2. The New Education Bill has its second reading in the Keys on Tuesday 30th June: EDUCATION BILL 2020 Then there is the: Review into DESC's dealings with Manx schools The board, made up of three industry professionals, will focus on two main areas: "The extent to which DESC is providing meaningful governance and oversight of schools and ensuring proper accountability." Is the Bill going to sort this problem or just make it worse?
  3. Tynwald questions next Tuesday: Lone concerns or a wider problem?
  4. That's not really what that sound clip says. It just acknowledges that some families have had issues. Don't kid yourself. They know exactly what the problems in social services are.
  5. Dudley Butt and Daphne Caine understand there is a problem with social services: http://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/social-services-report-to-go-before-tynwald/
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  7. Allan Norman's talk is on the PAG website: Part 1 https://youtu.be/z3x_uV2k-AE Part 2 https://youtu.be/m5TO9-xAjqc Well worth watching.
  8. I don't think Rodan agrees with 'if it saves just one life it is worth it' he was trying to see how you argue against it! Allan Norman's reply was basically that the biggest threat to children was deaths in car accidents but would banning children from cars be a proportionate measure to protect children? Of course not and you can only go so far in trying to protect children in their homes. In other words having a free society comes with some risk. The concern about Isle of Man social services is that they are overstepping the mark in the way they conduct their investigations. I.e. in trying to solve one problem they are creating another!
  9. Large crowd for social services meeting http://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/large-crowd-for-social-services-meeting/ Very well received and lots of people were taking copious notes!
  10. >>What instigates a routine investigation by the way?<< Right question! The PAG guy says the DHSC could be asking the wrong questions: DHSC asks wrong questions of child abuse http://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/dhsc-asks-wrong-questions-of-child-abuse/
  11. notwell wrote: Sure, there are hard cases that need dealing with. But that doesn't provide a justification for social workers treating families badly in the course of their routine investigations.
  12. Couldn't agree more. Howard quayle said he supported it to tynwald in july. Transparency project say yes. The department say no, howard quayle said recently no despite his speech to tynwald. Data protection supports private recordings for personal use. They refuse to correct minutes too which completely changes the meaning of stuff when they get it wrong. The Department are bullshitting. There is nothing they can do to stop parents recording meetings with social workers. Sounds like a PAG meeting well worth going to.
  13. I think that all meetings between families and social workers should be recorded. That would ensure good behaviour on both sides.
  14. The letter from Tamasin Wedgwood and Marcia Brabbs to the head of the Safeguarding Children board is brilliant. Manx Radio also appear to have understood the point: Warning 'wrong questions' posed on child abuse http://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/dhsc-asks-wrong-questions-of-child-abuse/ The question is, will COMIN get the point?
  15. 3FM interviewed the guy doing the talk: Future of children's social services to be discussed at PAG meeting http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/future-of-childrens-social-services-to-be-discussed-at-pag-meeting/ Interesting. Look like there is Tynwald interest in this. The guy in the interview talks about: 'policy makers . . thinking they see a solution but not actually seeeing the bigger picture' I.e. they don'w know what they are doing in the first place!
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