Jason Owen, 36, from Bromley and two others who cannot be named, no doubt because of their mental ages, killed 17 month old “Baby P”. One of those individuals was the victim’s mother.
Not Haringey Council, not Social Services and not the police.
No doubt, a highly paid wig will now attempt to find some poor public official (probably with a huge and unmanageable caseload) to throw to the wolves. The fact that all the political parties are now offering tax cuts means that as usual, “efficiencies” will have to be found in public services. People need to understand what “efficiencies” actually mean.
They do not mean that the Chief Constable will have fewer drivers to take him home in a less expensive car. They do not mean that the heads of Government Departments will cease to own several homes. “Efficiencies” mean that some under-trained, over-loaded and unsupported front-line worker will be given even less time for training and even more case files.
At F Division, we have something like two dozen accredited Detectives working in the Child Protection Unit. They do not investigate Crime Reports and they don’t deal with prisoners. What do they do? Well, they have babies themselves. Lots of babies. And back problems. And they are the wives or girl friends of senior officers. Or both.
They also spend their entire working life carrying out “Risk Assessments” and attending “Multi Agency Meetings” with cruel, stupid, violent or addicted parents. Sometimes, they even take neglected or injured kids away from these parents for a short time using police powers. Or rather, they don’t take the kids away, they get people like me to do it for them.
What they cannot do is bring up all the neglected or beaten children on F Division’s estates from the moment they are born. To do that, we would need huge baby boarding houses.
What might be an idea is to cease the practice of having pregnancy as the gateway to jumping the housing queue.
Old Holborn disagrees.
The system killed Baby P. A system that encourages morons to breed. A system that allows violent pyschopaths to live amongst us. A system that sucks £100M out of the citizens of Haringey and then does fuck all except give themselves ever more exotic job titles and pays them £24 per hour after they "qualify" through a broken education system that hands failures merit marks in case they feel "offended". 60 visits were made, not ONE registered baby P's suffering. The RSPCA, a fucking charity for fuck's sake, would have prosecuted them after ONE visit had Baby P been a kitten.
Fuck the system.