Sunday, 19 January 2014

Children advertised on Pinterest

The Government has endorsed Pinterest as a means to advertise children for adoption by having David Cameron`s name and picture at the top of the board. Many people would argue that a public platform like Pinterest is not appropriate for this type of project, nor is it safe for the children.

Researching Reform has written a post about the shoddy practices of the private fostering and adoption agencies and comments include the following:

January 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm
The national fostering and adoption agency was founded a few years ago by a couple of devoted social workers .The company was sold to a foreign company called graphite last year for a mere £130million; A wonderful profit for all concerned who triumphantly deny that there is anything sordid in making a lot of money out of children in care.
January 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm
They clearly saw the writing on the wall and cashed in! How many others? Social workers, managers, directors, cafcass officers & Judges and legal personnel who are involved with children’s care, foster or adoption & Court work, ostensibly providing a service but in reality making hand over fist profits! How many of them foster children? Does additional money exchange hands each time there is a placement change? Like a finders fee? How many adopt? Themselves or friends? Do they have to declare an interest? What if it is in the names of their parents, husbands or children?
It makes no difference where in the country they worked and then subsequently set up a business, the point is they would profit because they would know the system!

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