Friday, 25 October 2013
"Analysing The Garbage Jersey Talk"
A report into how young people are treated in care in Jersey has been released today.
It has been carried out by an independent organisation called the Care Inspectorate, who investigate how care, social work and child protection can be improved.
The report makes the following conclusions:
On the plus side:
The Children's Policy Group has set a clear direction for children's services in Jersey.
You what! There wasn't clear direction already in place?
The Children's Services Improvement Plan has been successful in bringing about a number of important improvements in the way services are provided.
There is increased confidence in the strategic leadership and greater understanding of the strategic direction for Children's Services and corporate responsibilities for looked after children and young people.
Someone has expressed some confidence, so what?
Encouraging improvements have been made in the physical environments of children's houses and the training provided to residential care staff.
What improvements? Painting a room is an improvement.
Individual children and young people have a greater say regarding their care, and they feel involved and enthusiastic about this.
No examples given!
But areas of improvement are needed by:
Ensuring better ways are developed to gather accurate information about the difference services are making to the lives of children and young people.
Try asking them!
Continuing to involve children and young people in meaningful ways in the development and continuous improvement of services in the future.
One would have thought this would be a mandatory obligation yet it is listed as an area for improvement!
Reviewing how provision of high quality residential care could be improved.
Again, one would have thought this would be a mandatory requisite.
It all reads very nicely doesn't it, but as per usual, Cover Up TV has told us absolutely nothing whilst using a whole page of spiel to do it. Another extremely vague and incoherent crock of meaningless jibber jabber to fool the masses into a sense of reassurance on the child protection issue.
They have told us absolutely nothing.