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A mother had her eight-year-old son taken into care after she smacked him with a hairbrush for refusing to get ready for school. The 42-year-old was forced to give him up to social services after what she described as a 'moment of madness'. She was holding a hairbrush at the time and when her son refused to dress after a bath, she struck him with it twice on the shoulder to hurry him up.
A teacher later spotted the boy in pain and informed child protection officers. He was taken into emergency foster care and the mother was ordered to appear before magistrates charged with assault. She is allowed to see her son for only two hours a week after pleading guilty to assault by beating.
South Somerset magistrates' court heard the woman, of Yeovil, Somerset, apologised immediately to her son after she hit him. She admitted the incident during an interview with child protection officers. Neither of the pair can be named for legal reasons.
The reality is that states and counties receive $30,000 for each child removed from the home and put into the system. Those funds go up to between $40,000 and $150,000 if the child has special needs. If you think that kind of money doesn't breed corruption, think again.
she struck him with it twice on the shoulder to hurry him up.
'She then hit him on the shoulder once with the back and once with the spikes of the hairbrush.
Last night a spokesman for Somerset council said: 'Children's social care are working closely with the mother to enable her to return to caring for her son.' They refused to discuss the background to the case, or the reasons for their intervention.
Originally posted by USamf
I have been spanked with a spatula and ruler...I'm fine. It is about teaching kids respect and obedience to elders. America's youth have gone south due to parents not being able to correct and teach their children.
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this (is a) documented horror story of government-sanctioned abuse of children
This is only ONE story of the horrors families and children all over are facing each day. In Orange County California alone, over 3000 children are taken each month. I’ve been told that number is conservative, and is more like 4700, though I haven’t verified that as of yet.
I was also told by a CPS (Social Worker) that over 50% of the children come from average, good homes.
(Stick around for an up-coming post about how Judges are profiting BIG, ordering Adoptions, Non-Profits cash in on Adoptions, a CONFLICT OF INTEREST?)
[Keep in mind, these issues need to be evaluated all over the nations. Abuses happen, and Children Suffer! Children in Orange County California are taken, at a very high rate of between 3000 and 5000 PER MONTH. This is to Justify the Budgeting; Justify lavish lifestyles?
Thanks to Troy for sticking to this subject he has brought home 10's of THOUSANDS of children in Los Angeles County ALONE by his reporting the truth! But this is STILL happening!]
Since 1998, county auditors have found more than $9 million in unallowable or questionable expenses by the private foster-care agencies that have contracts with Los Angeles County.
The audits revealed taxpayer funds were used to pay off Las Vegas gambling debts, call psychic hot lines and pay for jewelry, parties, lottery tickets, alcohol, vacations, antiques, artwork and even a cremation.
“They have abused both children and taxpayers,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “Particularly in these tough economic times, the fact that money is being misspent this way is absolutely appalling. Local governments are screaming for more revenues, yet they are grossly misspending these funds, frittering away this money without any accountability at all.”
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said the county should be reimbursed for those misappropriated funds.
“There is no excuse for using money intended for foster children to cremate one’s father-in-law or to use those funds at Victoria’s Secret,” he said.
Some of the executives of the private foster care agencies that oversee the children receive up to $310,000 a year in salaries and benefits, enjoy extravagant lifestyles and drive luxury cars provided to them at public expense, the county audits reveal.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Thats an awfully awfully large judgement to make...i'd like to see collaborating evidence to backup your brilliant life and perfect lifestyle on how you raise children opposed to others who may use a smack as a discipline.
Might work for some, but it certainly does NOT work for all. Fact.