We’ve been doing some reading, and weren’t surprised to see that research demonstrated way back in 1988 that the UK “Child Protection” system, much like our own, has been causing many more children unnecessary trauma than the number of children they have been protecting. They have been getting it wrong at a rate of 33 correct assessments to 1,195 falsely identified assessments of risk.
That’s 1,195 families suffering separation, legal battles and trauma to justify the protection of 33 children. With 7 children slipping through the cracks!
So, what does it matter? It matters because the tax payers pay for the intervention against those falsely assessed families, tax payers pay for the legal bills, tax payers pay for the health bills treating psychosomatic and psychological affliction of the parents and children who have been traumatised by unnecessary intervention.
Think we’re blowing the problem out of proportion? We invite you to read DR Perry’s book “The boy who was raised as a dog” for a quick overview of how trauma comes about, how it passes through generations, how it affects the developing brain, how it is caused by the system, and how it causes great expense at the cost of tax payers.