Some of us have not forgotten the disgusting actions of Rotherham Borough Council in removing children from foster parents on political grounds.
Even the Left Wing Daily Mirror has reported back in November that Rotherham admitted getting it wrong over this issue.
Why then is the person who was in charge of this department still in her job? My question to Joyce Thacker Rotherham’s director of Social Services is: ‘Why have you not been sacked yet?’
I have the nasty feeling that the internal enquiry organised by Rotherham Borough Council will be a whitewash. So ingrained is the absurd political correctness that allows social workers to make decisions on foster care suitability on ideological grounds that I have no confidence whatsoever that this enquiry will amount to anything.
What’s there to enquire about? The Council got things wrong, they admitted they got things wrong, their social work head has become a high profile media target and there are indications that all is not right elsewhere in Rotherham Social Services for example in Ms Thackers dismissal of the phenomena of Islamic Grooming Gangs when challenged by the feminist writer Julie Bindel (see below).
So Rotherham Council, can you answer this one simple question for me: Why have you not sacked Joyce Thacker yet? If I had the misfortune to employ someone who had messed up as badly as she has and who had brought negative publicity onto my organisation, then quite frankly she would be out the door as quickly as possible so my organisation could then try to salvage its reputation.
I can’t ask this question enough; Why has Joyce Thacker not been sacked yet? The fact that she hasn’t says a lot about the culture of Rotherham Council.
Daily Mirror article on Rotherham Fostering scandal
Article by Julie Bindel on the issue of Muslim Grooming in Rotherham
My own take on this issue (contains a link to the Standpoint article above):
My open letter to Joyce Thacker
Islamic Grooming Gangs operating for years according to the Daily Mail.