I have been openly acknowledging my understanding that our society, our communities are comprised of all kinds of people, some nice and some not so nice, healthy people as well as broken people, calm and angry people, gentle and mean spirited people, gregarious and lonely people, some who are stellar and some who behave badly, some who care for others and some who cannot care for themselves, wealthy people and poor people.
I have acknowledged that our familial moral and social DNA has compelled us over generations to develop a consensus to care for those who become troubled or victimized within a society as complex as ours is. Consequently I have admitted the need for responsible work with a segment of individuals, families, children, youth, parents, seniors, women, disabled, you name them. And to affect that responsible work I have noted that we have chosen to be governed by some of the 'better' people among us, that is, motivated, educated, principled people. This is the operational theory here. We who gain income are taxed and with the hundreds of millions of dollars that our governors have available, we are optimistic that the needs of people within our society will be met. This should be seamless as the government acts as an extension of our large societal family. This democratic government should be an arm of our grand family. I have recognized the necessity of standards, codes, regulations, ordinances, laws and acts to systematize what together we deem as acceptable behaviour and ethic.
I have even admitted that the tasks assigned to social workers within this discipline of protecting children according to the governing acts and laws is thorny, emotional, complex and difficult. What we are typically exploring and discovering on this one blog, are the experiences of merely one small segment of our society, children and parents, who feel that the government is no longer part of the family, but has become an overlord, a master. That suggests that those of us unemployed by the government are subservient. And when it comes to the Ministry of Children and specifically the child protection division, the parents who are deemed clients, are in fact anything but clients. They have usually not voluntarily subscribed to Ministry involvement. They are people who feel that they are required to become subordinate, submissive, compliant, cooperative on threat of child removal.
Explore the MCFD website and you will read adulatory comments about programs and services being provided. Show me another site where parents, children and families are voluntarily singing the praises of the Ministry of Children for what they have provided and how they have enhanced familial life.