Do you think our social services groups are too nosy? Why or why not?

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    tinkerbell09posted 9 years ago

    Do you think our social services groups are too nosy?  Why or why not?

    The reason behind this question is that we have a lot of displace children from state to state (even continent to continent) and in the county I live in has the highest level of children being taken from the home.  Most of the time the parents have done nothing to warrant their visit.

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    rosey2k8posted 9 years ago

    I think that in some cases they are just nosy but if they feel that a child is at risk then they will take the correct steps to ensure the childs safety from the danger they may be enduring. Social services would work with the family to ensure their family unit can and will work before they would allow a child to return to their family.

  3. Karma Freedom 97 profile image53
    Karma Freedom 97posted 9 years ago

    Sometimes that's just how it is, I think that where I live happens to be a horribly corrupt place where there is an extreme abuse of power within the county offices.

  4. ladydontheweb profile image52
    ladydonthewebposted 9 years ago

    I believe at times they have to be, but they do cross the lines at times.  Like for instance, the privacy thing that they are supposed to follow, they don't.  They share your information with people that have no business knowing.

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    tinkerbell09posted 9 years ago

    It seems silly to answer my own questions, but here goes.  I do think that social services are too far into peoples lives.  I'm not saying to get rid of them completly, but I think they should only respond to family members who report abuse/unsafe homes and verify that they are family instead of taking calls from anonymous people or named people who have no idea what a family goes through on a day to day basis.

    I know of several people who have had their children taken.  Just to give a figure, out of 5 people who had their kids taken, only 2 of the 5 cases needed to have their kids taken.  And as ladydontheweb said, stories have been leaked cause of workers talking about other cases and I've heard of some cases where one case is more severe than the other and they keep the parents that are working hard to get and keep kids have them kept away longer and the severe ones had theirs given back.

    If there is a flaw in the system, it would be judge of character.  The case worker has to decide if they think that the children deserve to go back to the parents or not and most of the time, they are on their own side and not the side of the parents, they're not even on the same side as the children.  If you think about it, the social group comes to remove the kids from home or whatever the case may be, and the parents are upset and don't want them taken, and also the kids don't want to go.  I personally, think that it is cruel to take a child when they don't want to go.  Its almost like kidnapping, only no one gets killed and no ransom is involved.  With babies, I know its different because they can't talk or comprehend what is going on.  But when the child is old enough to understand they're being taken from mommy and daddy, they're going to wonder why and put up a fight.

    Again, I don't think they should be eliminated completely, social services has a lot of good programs for people to use when needed, but some changes need to be made to make the process less painful when a situation arrises that involves the babies. (when I say "the babies", I mean all kids, even the big ones.)

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