you know what the responsibility of your local County Councillor
is within the child care arena?
Sadly, neither do they.
If a child is accommodated into care, then, the corporate parent
is your locally elected County Councillor.
Make them earn the tax payers money and help.
Barry Aspinall, former councillor based in Essex, got no response
to the efforts he made in assisting one of his constituents. So
frustrated was he, that he took his case to the Guardian Newspaper
using contacts provided by PAIN.
As a result of the article, Essex County Council tried to gag
him with a court order. As Barry had not breached the Children's
Act Essex County Council were unsuccessful in silencing him.
However, more importantly, Essex County Council violated Barry's
role as the corporate parent.