The right honourable prat! Eric Pickles, How hurtful to the victims of CSE, you might as well have made Joyce Thacker the lead Commissioner in Rotherham.

Commissioner Ney, and all her year’s working with local government, the bits she missed off her Rotherham CV.

Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers

 A London council has been criticised for “significant shortcomings” over the death of a 13-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute when she was in its care.

Mary Ney, director of social services, said lessons would be learnt from the case and an action plan would be drawn up.

Commissioner was “director of social services”, what…a bit like JT, never.

She added that procedures existed which would have protected Aliyah, but staff needed to have “sufficient tenacity” to follow them through.

Policies/procedures, One and the same?
A failure in RMBC too, “had mountains of policies, nobody checked if they were any good”.

BBC News | UK | Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/464226.stm

How it was reported in Scotland.

Death of a prostitute, 13 Social workers criticised over fatal delay in placing child heroin user into secure home (From Herald Scotland)

Ms Mary Ney, director of Harrow social services, admitted her department had failed to follow its own guidelines. Two members of staff have been suspended pending a disciplinary investigation into their conduct. She said: ”It is correct that we did not follow our procedures. There was an option to fast-track the process obtaining a secure accommodation order but this did not happen.”

It also emerged that Aliyah was not on the Child Protection Register in the year before her death – which could have allowed social workers to respond more rapidly.

http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/12213835.Death_of_a_prostitute__13_Social_workers_criticised_over_fatal_delay_in_placing_child_heroin_user_into_secure_home/

This is the reward for failure!

REPORT OF SOCIAL SERVICES  (RATIFICATION) COMMITTEE    MEETING ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2000

PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS TO COUNCIL – NIL

Tribute to Mary  Ney:  The Chair paid  tribute to Mary Ney, who was attending  her last meeting of the Social Services  (Ratification)  Committee before leaving Harrow to  take up the post of Chief Executive at the London Borough  of Greenwich.   The Chair  stated that Mary was  an  excellent officer who had a rare ability to take an  overview of issues outside her own  area  of  expertise.  She  had  been fundamental in  raising  the  profile of the Borough and implementing the Government’s  modernisation agenda in Harrow.   Members of  all groups joined in paying tribute to Mary Ney and conveying  their best wishes  to her  for  the  future.    In reply, Mary Ney stated  that she  had enjoyed  working  at Harrow, and thanked Members  of  the Social  Services  (Ratification) Committee, and officers from other Departments with whom she worked closely, for all their support.

“The Chair stated that Mary was  an  excellent officer who had a rare ability to take an  overview of issues outside her own  area  of  expertise” , I know what that means, she was sh!te at social care, so she must be brilliant chief executive material, a good riddance?

https://www.harrow.gov.uk/www2/Data/Council/20001005/Minutes/17_Social%20Services%20Ratification%20Committee%20-%2028%20September%202000.pdf

Commissioner connection to Greenwich council as chief executive,  so how healthy was it there.

Mary Ney, the chief executive who oversaw the investigation, also left the council last year after refusing to release a dossier about bullying submitted by a councillor, claiming it was solely a Labour party matter.

She is now working as a commissioner at scandal-hit Rotherham council, itself criticised for a bullying culture in an official report.

“In my 16 years as a councillor in Greenwich I lost count of the number of times that hard-working councillors were told to look away from problems rather than scrutinise them”, councilor.

Honestly nothing like this took place in Rotherham.

greenwich council bullying | 853
https://853blog.com/tag/greenwich-council-bullying/

A view somebody took.

Bullying in Greenwich Borough Council – a Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council – WhatDoTheyKnow

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bullying_in_greenwich_borough_co

For the now chief executive failure is rewarded yet again.

“I also want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to our outgoing chief executive, Mary Ney”.

Greenwich appoints new chief executive | Local Government Executive
http://www.localgovernmentexecutive.co.uk/peoplemove/greenwich-appoints-new-chief-executive

Unelected Ney, no way!

All our failures rolled into one embodiment in the LA circus.

The perpetual wheels on the LGA bus go round and round, round and round all day long.

Hotspot.

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9 Responses to The right honourable prat! Eric Pickles, How hurtful to the victims of CSE, you might as well have made Joyce Thacker the lead Commissioner in Rotherham.

  1. pleasant says:

    https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/commissioners-announced/
    See comment of martin brighton
    Note also Katrina Percy, Sonia Sharp
    Pattern of failure associated with CP – is this the intent?
    Pattern of what appears to be jobs procured via Insider Dealing ?

    • Hotspot says:

      CP? Evidently something, in all intents and purposes, so who do you call to “fix” all the problems:

      A connection?

      Twitter
      https://mobile.twitter.com/CommonPurpose/status/654288203147550720

      In September 2014, Mr Khan condemned institutions that had blamed children for their own abuse and called for them to be investigated by the Government’s independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation.

      Lord saviour champion? CP?

      Report of the Parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of legislation for tackling child sexual  exploitation and trafficking within the UK Chaired by Sarah Champion MP
      April 2014

      Coincidentally named
      BELIEVE IN CHILDREN Barnardo’s

      The primary focus of this inquiry has been the effectiveness of legislation. Rotherham Council highlighted that there are very few provisions under the 2003 Act that prevent the actual physical abuse taking place. Dr. Cockbain’s evidence suggested that prevention might be more effectively achieved not from new laws but ‘from measures to increase the perceived risk of breaking existing laws’. An increase in the number and profile of convictions and new sentencing guidelines may contribute to such a change in perception.

      http://www.barnardos.org.uk/cse_parliamentary_inquiry_report.pdf

      Something like this Dr Cockbain.

      Rotherham council bosses seek injunctions to keep men away from teenager | Rotherham Politics
      https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/rotherham-council-bosses-seek-injunctions-to-keep-men-away-from-teenager/

      Getting back to the main theme.

      Mr Khan condemned, “institutions that had blamed children for their own abuse and called for them to be investigated by the Government’s independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation”.

      Do they die by falling on there own sword,  I think you will find not!

      CP merely a cover up.

      Barnardo’s Accused Of Blaming Victim For Abuse
      http://news.sky.com/story/barnardos-accused-of-blaming-victim-for-abuse-10386294

      In September 2014, Mr Khan condemned institutions that had blamed children for their own abuse and called for them to be investigated by the Government’s independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation.

      The letter, sent to the girl’s social worker, acknowledges she was sexually assaulted in the property but says the situation “could have been avoided if (she) had not been party to the antics of a group of young men”.

      The girl remained in the flat for six months and says she continued to be attacked and then raped in what is the only known case of an Asian gang grooming a child in Leeds.

      Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan wrote to Mr Mulholland to say the charity had investigated the case following the Sky News report.

      “The investigation conclusions do not support (your) analysis of the performance and conduct of the Barnardo’s project worker,” he wrote.

      MP Accuses Barnardo’s Of Abuse ‘Whitewash’
      http://news.sky.com/story/mp-accuses-barnardos-of-abuse-whitewash-10369447

      CP leaders, and how the hell is CP a charity:

      Rotherham Council, which failed to halt the systematic sex abuse of 1,400 youngsters over 16 years, paid more than £30,000 to send Dr Sharp and seven other staff on Common Purpose courses.

      when the news stops: Rotherham scandal: Council spent £30K on training for staff in secretive society (Common Purpose)
      http://www.whenthenewsstops.org/2014/09/rotherham-scandal-council-spent-30k-on.html?m=1

      Wheels on the LGA bus go round and round, round and round all day long.

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  3. Jeffrey Smith says:

    If the guidelines are in place but people don’t follow them why is Mary Ney at fault for what happened to this poor girl? Cheap shot Hot Spot.

    • pleasant says:

      … because it is the responsibility of the senior personnel to make sure that guidelines are followed – and if the guidelines are not followed then the senior personnel must accept responsibility, not blame their minions who fail because of a lack of appropriate leadership

    • Hotspot says:

      JS, you be Hotshot then!

      So if you can,  explain the following?

      She is 13

      “Some 230 staff and 10 different agencies dealt with Aliyah during her life” who the hell was in charge! Director of social services.

      What else did she fail in “historical context” wouldn’t she have been in the know, as local area safeguarding children board, she was Director of social services after all…ooh sorry did I care to mention that twice.

      If you’d have read the full articles, you would have found that she needed help 3 weeks before hand.

      And why don’t we just blame the victims for good measure:

      “Young people such as Aliyah pose enormous challenges for us all.”

      “During her life, Aliyah, who was part Palestinian Jordanian, moved a total of 68 times between her divorced parents, other relatives and in and out of care”.

      A historical failing?
      Rotherham historical failures?
      Oh sorry I cared not to mention Haringey council?

      • Jeffrey Smith says:

        A standing ovation for what? How is she going to oversee the actions of hundreds of staff every minute of every working day? Nonsense. She should ensure the guidelines and policies are their and that workers are able to perform their tasks with access to good management support. She cannot legislate for the actions of every individual. NOONE could. Not even the flawless (apparently) commentators on this thread. As for mentioning Haringey in support of your point, i rest my case.

        • pleasant says:

          If a senior manager cannot manage they have no right being in senior management. A bad workman blames his tools. A bad manager blames their staff. No excuses – must be held to account. As for CP, it appears that persistent failure followed by sideways promotions and yet more failures is a core business design property.

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