I was talking to a teacher friend the other day.
She told me her observations of CYFS staff, some of whom she knows personally.
Too many have had no normal family life themselves – they’ve come from the same broken communities, and that’s why they were hired. Also, few have had children.
There’s no way you can discriminate on a good family vs. one that needs help if you haven’t experienced the stresses of family life as a parent. There’s no way you can help people towards a good family life if you have never experience it yourself.
No way at all.
In other news CYFS watch claims 60 copies of the blog have been taken across the world. Looks like the whole “24/7 lawyers” thing is backfiring big-time.
The only way out of this mess is for an independent office to be set up to monitor CYFS’ activities.