Disturbing piece in the Mail on Sunday about social workers in Norfolk placing two children in care rather than approving them to be adopted by their grandparents. There is a suggestion that the grandparents have been discriminated against because they are Christians.
Stories of Politically Correct excesses by Social Services Departments are as commonplace in Conservative Councils as Labour Councils. Often it seems that Tory councillors allow social workers to prevent adoption taking place, for left wing ideological reasons.
These stories carry a health warning. The Councils are constrained in what they are able to say defending their position. But Norfolk is a Conservative Council which sounds as though it is allowing its social workers to pursue their own agenda – which is at odds not merely with Conservative principles but also its duty that the interests of the child must be paramount. I hope some questions will be asked.