Child's Needs First
Personal account, shared via social media
As someone who spent years in and out of the system as a child it astounds me that preserving families is still the mentality of policy makers.
Growing up I had no positive role models as family and had strong feelings of not being wanted or belonging anywhere.
Needles to say this has given me many problems as an adult and I'm barely on speaking terms with my biological family.
Yes the old system is a minefield of problems which quite rightfully they don't want to repeat, but the currant system is setting kids up for failure too.
Surely the best needs of the child should be put first.
That is finding them a loving stable family.