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Chupacabra's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Chupacabra

Why not draw parallels between Ratso & Sharon Shoesmith, as well as Harry Taylor? In the "Baby Peter" case, Shoesmith & her dept. were 'only' negligent; they'd involved the police (at least that's what I remember) but just hadn't taken the next, crucial, step in taking the child away from the abusive parent(s). Shoesmith lost her job & people were pretty unsympathetic to the social workers involved, yet they didn't act like the RCC hierarchy - covering up the abuse & moving criminals between jurisdictions, or harbouring criminals in the big safe-house called the vatican.

Sun, 02 May 2010 17:23:00 UTC | #464992