Some points to consider which We MUST also look to child support agencies to contribute Their expertise. The NSPSS are already involved in trying to get changes and amendments and additions to current legislation. They are, bless Them, specialised and go out of Their way above and beyond to save the Children.. Refer to the facts They are collating and liaise as long as it takes to get to the root/s of this concern.
Through this man of honour's speech, several suggestions were presented and they do indeed need to be taken into account as well as collaboration with agencies involved such as the Social Work department, police, health services and courts and schools and so on as well as parents, school staff and support workers which there is a dire need for more of. Especially for foreign speaking pupils. Thank You. Many more support staff are needed for children even outwith abuse because They need it and that is that.
The startling fact in Daniel's case is that NO-ONE thought to ASK HIM about His weight loss, bruises, injuries past and present and miserable manner. How sad is that that with people already involved, the lad wasn't even spoken with?
There is a clear case for education from the root level up. Nursery and primary and secondary schools need to look again at reporting and looking out for signs of abuse and neglect. Younger kids respond well to pictorial illustrations but All need someone to go to and talk confidentially and confidently about Their home life or suspicions about someone They are concerned about.
Intervention should be available from the assessment of the midwife or health visitor and followed up. Better surely to be safe than sorry.
In high schools and primary schools, RME and Personal and Social curriculums should include in depth advice and information and a non-threatening way and person or people that the Kids can go to open up to save Them a life of heartache or worse as Daniel and deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect.Discuss abuse and the help available and that shouldn't be up for debate. It is of the utmost importance.
Look at reporting abuse from the CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW. In guidance, the staff are usually still in timetable and cannot go into the depth required and there might also be trust issues from the kid's perspective. We need full time guidance staff as a steady contact is just too important for any childto miss out on.
Let All liaise Together to identify the weaknesses in the system. Yes, we are very thankful indeed to have a social work system in place but there is scope for hope and changes that need to be put in place should be pending.
Parents also need much more support as some who have been at the hands of poor parenting Themselves are at risk themselves simply because They don't know any better than They received.
I also feel that pre-natally, parents should be invited to parenting classes and given out handouts with the contact numbers of the vast array of support agencies out there at hand ready to give a hand.The delivery is just the beginning and family life and parenting realities should be spoken about and not just giving birth which is fully supported but on-going parenting isn't
The child protection system is in dire need of update.
There are statutory, voluntary and charitable agencies with basic structures set up and so I feel that the changes to avoid deaths and abuse and neglect's consequences should be fairly easy to start up and monitor. Let's Go then. And, remember, listen to what Children are saying. Do not neglect them or underestimate what they have to say or how They feel.
Lord, please help out the agencies involved in abuse and neglect to work Together to get the work that needs to be done. Thank You. Amen.