I have today had, yet again, an example of how carefully worked on Care Plans, with the well being of the child to the fore, have been totally overturned by the legal system. The parents rights are to the fore, and there is nothing that the SW and manager can do---believe me they have tried!!!!
Sometimes it is so easy to blame the SW for failure to protect, when their best efforts are thwarted by 'clued up parents and gullible (and often anti SS) individuals within the legal system
It seems that the courts have little understanding of basic children's needs, it is all about the parents rights. This LO hasn't actually come to me----was supposed to until the court overturned the SWs Care Plan which had been formulated based on very sound reasoning. Can't go into more detail on an open board, but another little one who will not have the start in life they deserve. Not in actual danger atm, but as we know the damage doesn't have to be physical.