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Political correctness 'allowed gay foster couple to abuse young boys'
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 09/05/2007 9:21:56 AM PDT by UKrepublican

Political correctness 'allowed gay foster couple to abuse young boys'
Last updated at 16:11pm on 5th September 2007

Social workers were reluctant to investigate two gay foster parents who were later convicted of abusing children in their care for fear of being seen as prejudiced, an independent report published today found.

The report was ordered by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council after Craig Faunch and Ian Wathey were jailed last year for sexual offences against four boys who were placed in their care.

The inquiry found the children had been let down by "failures in performance", both by individuals and in systems put in place by the council.

The report's authors concluded that some staff were not up to the job of dealing with Faunch and Wathey, who had 18 children placed with them between August 2003 and January 2005.

"It is clear that these foster carers proved challenging to a number of professional staff, some of whom were ill-equipped for the task of working with them and supervising them in their care of children," the report said.

The document said that council workers had "anxieties" about their actions being viewed as discriminating against gay people.

"The fear of being discriminatory led them to fail to discriminate between the appropriate and the abusive," says the report.

Elaine McHale, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council's corporate director of family services said: "We welcome the completion of the independent inquiry carried out at our request by Brian Parrott.

"We are grateful for all his work and for the recommendations he has made as a result of his investigation, which we are using to improve our fostering services now and for the future.

"The report will be presented to the full meeting of the council on September 12. Until then, it is not appropriate for us to comment further."

Wathey and Faunch were found guilty of abusing four boys aged between eight and 14 following a two-week trial at Leeds Crown Court.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abuse; homosexualagenda; pc; perversion; uk
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1 posted on 09/05/2007 9:21:57 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Tribune7; SoCalPol; Lil'freeper; mrsmel; wideawake; chasio649; expatpat; HanneyBean; goose; ...

PING


2 posted on 09/05/2007 9:22:34 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Yep, proving once again that gays are normal people, just like you and me......


3 posted on 09/05/2007 9:26:22 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The Flyin' Imams Since 11/20/06)
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To: UKrepublican

Jesus had some harsh things to say about people who would corrupt an innocent child. Those who would put a child in a gay household will burn for eternity.


4 posted on 09/05/2007 9:30:03 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: UKrepublican

We know from media reports that gay people make ideal parents because they have no sexual interest whatever in young folks. Therefore, this obviously didn’t happen. Must be right-wing propaganda.


5 posted on 09/05/2007 9:30:12 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: UKrepublican

Recall Jeffrey Dahmer being stopped by police with one of his naked, bleeding, underage victims. The police let him go, because they figured it was just a lovers’ quarrel.


6 posted on 09/05/2007 9:31:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: UKrepublican
"The fear of being discriminatory led them to fail to discriminate between the appropriate and the abusive," says the report.

Here's one way to tell.

If the foster parents are having sex with the kids, that would be a check on the "abusive" side of the list.
7 posted on 09/05/2007 9:35:07 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: UKrepublican

These poor kids had no advocates. So sad.


8 posted on 09/05/2007 9:36:23 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: UKrepublican

Bring back the orphanages


9 posted on 09/05/2007 9:41:49 AM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: UKrepublican

Give in to their constant complaints of being discriminated against and this is what you get.


10 posted on 09/05/2007 9:48:13 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: UKrepublican

This must have seemed like a delivery service to the pedophiles.


11 posted on 09/05/2007 10:03:23 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: UKrepublican

PC is all about allowing specifically described groups be held exempt from rules and standards the rest of us have to abide by.


12 posted on 09/05/2007 10:05:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: UKrepublican

How many of these children were confiscated from their natural parents who were deemed “less worthy” (i.e. not wealthy enough) than this gay couple?


13 posted on 09/05/2007 10:10:21 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: UKrepublican; All
Craig Faunch and Ian Wathey

Craig Faunch (left) and Ian Wathey , were jailed last year for sexually abusing young boys


14 posted on 09/05/2007 10:23:58 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Charlespg

Do you remember in 1994 when Newt said that and the media went insane?


15 posted on 09/05/2007 10:29:14 AM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: donna

Newt was a big-mouth embarrassment, but the two who did this should hang.


16 posted on 09/05/2007 10:33:35 AM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: darkangel82

If you fall for the liberal media spin.


17 posted on 09/05/2007 10:40:55 AM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: bmwcyle

Ping.


19 posted on 09/05/2007 10:48:52 AM PDT by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. Worse is the call to the police by a woman whose daughter went to school with boy. She pleaded with the police to intervene, saying there is no way this child was an adult, her daughter knew him from school and he was just learning English. The D*** cops just blew her off.


20 posted on 09/05/2007 11:47:14 AM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Charlespg

You still need safeguards in place. The orphanages of the victorian era were hell holes and breeding grounds for criminals.


21 posted on 09/05/2007 11:48:26 AM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Alouette
How many of these children were confiscated from their natural parents who were deemed “less worthy” (i.e. not wealthy enough) than this gay couple?

How about the pregnant woman in England who has been notified that her infant will be confiscated as soon as it is born, because she might possibly commit "emotional abuse" at some indefinite point in the future? UK social services has become nothing more than a baby-snatching conspiracy for the benefit of wealthy homosexuals.

I read recently that more than one-quarter of the people in England now work for the Government at some level. They form an unbeatable voting bloc in favor of higher taxes, less freedom, and busybody intervention in everyone else's life. As in all countries, government workers tend to be the stupidest and laziest people, with the most worthless college degrees, and the greediest sense of entitlement to other peoples' money and children.

I am starting to think that the spectacle of a million jobsworths hanging from lamp posts would be a salutary improvement. Certainly the nanny-state tyranny will never be eradicated at the ballot box, not when so many people depend on the Queen's shilling. The decent citizens who actually produce goods and services for their fellow man, raise families, and pay the tab for the useless eaters in government, are going to have to take some very harsh action if they want to preserve the British way of life.

-ccm

22 posted on 09/05/2007 11:49:03 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: joebuck

Don’t forget Jesus say the item about the millstone around the neck.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 12:03:31 PM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: ccmay

The favorite straw-man of the homo crowd is, “a child is better off with a ‘loving’ gay family than with an ‘abusive’ heterosexual family.”

Then they use this as an excuse to confiscate children from loving heterosexual families in order to place them with abusive gays.


24 posted on 09/05/2007 12:07:11 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: UKrepublican

Didn’t England just kick Catholic organizations out of adoption services for failure to accommodate same-sex couples?


25 posted on 09/05/2007 12:39:46 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: joebuck
Those who would put a child in a gay household will burn for eternity.

I'd settle for about 10 minutes, sans fire extinguishers.

26 posted on 09/05/2007 12:46:31 PM PDT by jimt
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To: donna
Do you remember in 1994 when Newt said that and the media went insane?

Yes that really got them in a uproar

27 posted on 09/05/2007 2:09:38 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: Dumb_Ox

Not yet.
The UK Government has said that adoption agencies should not discriminate against gays when choosing foster parents. The Catholic organisations (which make up a very significant proportion of them) are fighting it, but it looks like a losing battle.

Personally, if I was them I’d pull out completely. The state wants to pick up the slack, let the state explain the tax hike to the electorate.


28 posted on 09/06/2007 12:08:57 AM PDT by Vanders9
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