Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exemptions, Only For Those With Friends In High Places (April 13th, 2010)

Section 47 – Children’s Act 1989
47 - Local authority’s duty to investigate
(1) Where a local authority—
(a) are informed that a child who lives, or is found, in their area—
(i) is the subject of an emergency protection order; or
(ii) is in police protection; or
(b) have reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm,
the authority shall make, or cause to be made, such enquiries as they consider necessary to enable them to decide whether they should take any action to safeguard or promote the child’s welfare.
(2) Where a local authority have obtained an emergency protection order with respect to a child, they shall make, or cause to be made, such enquiries as they consider necessary to enable them to decide what action they should take to safeguard or promote the child’s welfare.
(3) The enquiries shall, in particular, be directed towards establishing—
(a) whether the authority should make any application to the court, or exercise any of their other powers under this Act, with respect to the child;
(b) whether, in the case of a child—
(i) with respect to whom an emergency protection order has been made; and
(ii) who is not in accommodation provided by or on behalf of the authority,
it would be in the child’s best interests (while an emergency protection order remains in force) for him to be in such accommodation; and
(c) whether, in the case of a child who has been taken into police protection, it would be in the child’s best interests for the authority to ask for an application to be made under section 46(7).
(4) Where enquiries are being made under subsection (1) with respect to a child, the local authority concerned shall (with a view to enabling them to determine what action, if any, to take with respect to him) take such steps as are reasonably practicable—
(a) to obtain access to him; or
(b) to ensure that access to him is obtained, on their behalf, by a person authorised by them for the purpose,
unless they are satisfied that they already have sufficient information with respect to him.
(5) Where, as a result of any such enquiries, it appears to the authority that there are matters connected with the child’s education which should be investigated, they shall consult the relevant local education authority.
(6) Where, in the course of enquiries made under this section—
(a) any officer of the local authority concerned; or
(b) any person authorised by the authority to act on their behalf in connection with those enquiries—
(i) is refused access to the child concerned; or
(ii) is denied information as to his whereabouts,
the authority shall apply for an emergency protection order, a child assessment order, a care order or a supervision order with respect to the child unless they are satisfied that his welfare can be satisfactorily safeguarded without their doing so.
(7) If, on the conclusion of any enquiries or review made under this section, the authority decide not to apply for an emergency protection order, a child assessment order, a care order or a supervision order they shall—
(a) consider whether it would be appropriate to review the case at a later date; and
(b) if they decide that it would be, determine the date on which that review is to begin.
(8) Where, as a result of complying with this section, a local authority conclude that they should take action to safeguard or promote the child’s welfare they shall take that action (so far as it is both within their power and reasonably practicable for them to do so).
(9) Where a local authority are conducting enquiries under this section, it shall be the duty of any person mentioned in subsection (11) to assist them with those enquiries (in particular by providing relevant information and advice) if called upon by the authority to do so.
(10) Subsection (9) does not oblige any person to assist a local authority where doing so would be unreasonable in all the circumstances of the case.
(11) The persons are—
(a) any local authority;
(b) any local education authority;
(c) any local housing authority;
(d) any health authority; and
(e) any person authorised by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.
(12) Where a local authority are making enquiries under this section with respect to a child who appears to them to be ordinarily resident within the area of another authority, they shall consult that other authority, who may undertake the necessary enquiries in their place.

Now, Mr. Gamble, why aren’t you forcing local authorities to take said enquiry upon a couple that, as everybody (with the exception of this blog's authors) recognizes and says so, were reckless with their children on a holiday in Portugal?

I thought Children’s Welfare was your game.

Thank you TC.


Sandy said...
A Child left Alone (In the States)

A child left home alone must have the maturity and knowledge to protect him- or herself and any younger child at the home too.

The child must be educated on the myriad of things that can go wrong -- an accident, a stranger at the door, the potential to drown, to name a few.

That's what experts say is important when leaving children unattended by adults.

The issue is a daily one everywhere, but it was highlighted Wednesday in Bakersfield by the drowning of a 4-year-old boy left in the care of 10- and 11-year-old children when their grandmother briefly went to a store.

Police said the pool drowning of LaJarvis Cantrell Nelson Jr. appears "to be a horrible accident."

So how old should a child be to be left home alone?

No law in California sets out a minimum age.

Safe Kids USA, a group that focuses on preventing accidental childhood injuries, recommends no child under 12 should be left home alone.

But age isn't as critical as maturity and knowledge.

Psychologist Dean Haddock, recommended a child should be old enough to babysit. That's typically an 8th grader who is about 13 years old, he said.

"The rule of thumb for a babysitter is he or she knows how to behave in a safe way and to take care of the children," Haddock said.

Experts say the child should know:

* How to call 911

* Not answer the door for a stranger

* How to prevent fires.

* Be able to stop bleeding

* Be able to prevent drownings

But even babysitters can fall short of their duties.

Sandy Lujan, director of Garden Pathways Child Care, recalled leaving her 3-year-old with a teen babysitter only to come home and find her toddler all alone.

"I was just horrified," she said.

The babysitter came back to the house later that night with two friends, she said.

When clients ask about leaving kids home alone, Lujan is emphatic that if there's a pool at the home "you can't take your eyes off of them."

An average of 240 children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.

California enacted a law in 1998 requiring a 5-foot-tall fence and latch around pools for new homes, but that leaves a lot of homes without fences.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Saleen said there's been very few prosecutions.

Those that have been prosecuted typically involve adults on drugs or leaving very young children home alone, he said.

Most often child deaths at home are unintended accidents, he said. Jurors consider "the suffering of the parent," he said.

Apr 13, 2010 7:19:00 AM

Textusa said...
Sandy... You're also one that doesn't buy the negligence crap...

They tried to be, as they been telling us, responsible parents.

The Maddie cries, only confirms their selfish egostistical personalities. But they've confirmed that in so many ways...

Apr 13, 2010 7:25:00 AM

Sandy said...
Good morning Textusa, what ever happened to Madeleine I believe is far worse than their lies about neglect.

Apr 13, 2010 8:03:00 AM

IRONSIDE said...

Julian Assange..Wikileaks. Unedited version..

Nothing to do with Mccann case but plenty to do with Goverment and what they hide from the people.

Apr 13, 2010 8:25:00 AM

IRONSIDE said...
CCTV footage show the group in a Beach bar, enjoying ice cream May 3rd. ALL were present except Kate and Gerry and their children. They start to leave around 6.15 pm. The footage shows loving parents holding their children close, in the morning they were cared for by staff in the creche. After watching this footage do the tapas expect us to then believe they went out of character and left these very well cared for children alone for the entire evening.

Apr 13, 2010 9:44:00 AM

Anonymous said...
You can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there - Clarence W Hall on Easter

Apr 13, 2010 5:04:00 PM

Anonymous said...
You can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there - Clarence W Hall on Easter

Apr 13, 2010 5:04:00 PM

Anonymous said...
You can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there - Clarence W Hall on Easter

Apr 13, 2010 5:04:00 PM

Phoebe said...

Gerry mentions Murder and NOT abduction

Apr 13, 2010 6:05:00 PM

IRONSIDE said...
Quote Jim bates

Jim Bates says it could be the biggest police scandal this country has ever seen

Bates: "The evidence I have collected over the six years since I first became involved in Operation ORE is extremely sensitive and undoubtedly includes information that the police (particularly CEOP) would prefer not to see revealed. It is likely that this evidence will eventually lead to exposure of the biggest police scandal that this country has ever seen."

Apr 14, 2010 6:33:00 PM

nancy said...
Ironside -

Let's hope Jim Bates watches his back!!

Apr 15, 2010 1:32:00 PM

Phoebe said...
In the 19th of January edition of The Sunday Herald, Neil Mackay sensationally reported that senior members of Tony Blair’s government were being investigated for paedophilia and the “enjoyment” of child-sex pornography:

“The Sunday Herald has also had confirmed by a very senior source in British intelligence that at least one high-profile former Labour Cabinet minister is among Operation Ore suspects. The Sunday Herald has been given the politician’s name but, for legal reasons, can not identify the person.

There are still unconfirmed rumours that another senior Labour politician is among the suspects. The intelligence officer said that a ‘rolling’ Cabinet committee had been set up to work out how to deal with the potentially ruinous fall-out for both Tony Blair and the government if
arrests occur.”

Apr 15, 2010 3:30:00 PM

Anonymous said...
Tweets from SirBonar

sirbonar I met Jim on Horseguards the other day. I thought: "Jim, horses' arses and bollards: this is what government is all about." #fb

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K sirbonar To paraphrase my favourite somniloquist Jim's character is like the horse's arse: it's big, and it's in your face. #fb

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K sirbonar These manifestos are absurd. Dont they realise that once we protect Civil Service pensions there's no money for anything else? #fb

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K sirbonar We need to find a bigger platform for Jim. He's a big character, and his motives are unimpeachable.

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K sirbonar I think Jim's talents are wasted merely shouting out from horses' arses.

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K sirbonar Jim Gamble is a good man. I think we should put him in charge of all our Web Sites. #fb

about 2 days ago by Sir Bonar Neville-K

Apr 15, 2010 3:44:00 PM

Anonymous said...
I've told Jim Gamble to continue to work with the Murdoch press to bully Facebook into using our CEOP button. #fb
12:00 AM Apr 9th via TweetDeck
Reply Retweet sirbonar
Sir Bonar Neville-K

Apr 15, 2010 3:45:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Truth in Conflict...Answers are needed to this cover up.

Apr 15, 2010 3:54:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Looking back over the McCann case Joana Morais.

Apr 16, 2010 7:32:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Phill Mccann..'They tried to get Kate to confess.'

Apr 16, 2010 8:06:00 PM

IRONSIDE said...

This case was very quickly jumped upon by the McCanns, Mitchell and the British Press..

Americas Maddie...child abducted from her bed..

Then there was silence,why? because the police suspected the family. Haleigh and her fate mentioned no more.

Kate and Gerry McCann are controlling,lying Psychopaths. IMHO

Apr 17, 2010 7:20:00 AM