The biased and unbalanced views of child protection by mainstream media

Can someone please explain why the Australian Newspapers to not appear to print a balanced view of child protection?

All they ever print is how hard done by the caseworkers are (even when they allow a child to be harmed), yet only print how bad parents are.

In fact even the worst parents do most of the caring for the children and caseworkers do nothing practical for the children. All they ever do is paperwork. So long as they get their paperwork done everything appears OK.

Why are parents time pressures and needs not printed ever, to ensure proper community supports for parents, but the papers are fixated on staffing levels and the daily routines of handsomely paid social workers?

Here is the SMH complaining about staffing level on behalf of social workers

And here they are again complaining about the daily routine... They claim to be really busy but appear to have enough time to lobby and talk to the newspapers... What a joke

Even the first entry (8am to 9.30am) shows how slow they must be. It apparently takes an hour and a half to listen to 6 phone messages and pass a job to someone else. (They wrote three paragraphs of work on this hour and a half time slot to make it look like they were very busy. But in reality most of it refers to what they did on a different day. Usual deceptive reporting I think. If they are going to say what they did in an hour and a half why don't they just say that. All that the case worker reports doing is listening to a six phone messages and passing a job to someone else in the entire hour and a half. If they are so slow it is no wonder they need extra people... At $80,000 PerYear listening to those six messages cost the taxpayer almost $60 i.e. around $9.00 per phone call. Are phone sex agencies that expensive?)

Jeez - at that pace it is no wonder it took them 4 months to fabricate evidence in response to a request for assistance

Lawyer uncovers “alarming trend” as children taken without warrants

A federal class action lawsuit filed out of Southern California states that the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services has kidnapped “thousands” of children without warrant or reason.

According to the suit, which makes mention of several social workers and investigators, Riverside’s operation “makes a habit” of kidnapping young children.

Speaking with the Courthouse News Service, the Plaintiffs’ attorney, Shawn McMillan, said that he “uncovered an alarming trend” when investigating similar cases in the area the year prior.

“County child welfare agencies regularly subvert the constitutional rights of parents and children by seizing children from their parents when there is no danger to the child, and in fact no need to seize the child at all,” McMillan told Courthouse News. “The class action is designed to address a procedural problem. They [Riverside County social workers] as a matter of course don’t get warrants before seizing kids.”

Ontario Families United describes global child protection perfectly.

It's not the system that lacks ethics and morals and its not the system that allows between 90 and 120 children in care to die every year in Ontario. It wasn't the system that refused to register with College of Social Work avoiding ethical oversight for 18 years or to refuse to cooperate with the Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner unless forced to by law, or to completely disregard fundamental justice, it took all the people entrusted to oversee the system to do that.

Child Protection in Canada hasn't earned it's dark reputation by doing good work and helping children and families or by serving the best interest of the community.

They've earned their terrible reputation by pitting parent against parent and pitting, doctors, teachers, police, daycare workers and anonymous informants against poor families in secret courts.

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Inside child removal in Australia

IT seems like the government can be damned if they do, and damned if they don't when it comes to removing children from their homes.

No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors. But when it comes to protecting Australian kids at risk of neglect and abuse, our state and territory-based child protection agencies are expected to not only find out what's happening but to act when a serious threat of harm threatens the health, safety and wellbeing of our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

When children must be saved from their saviours