Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Went into meet some of the local staff yesterday and had a long chat about some of the problems with the job.
The staff have the unenviable role of providing a report to the courts whenever there is a dispute involving contact or residence of a child. I have to say that I would not want to do their job for all the tea in China. I know they try to be professional, objective and fair but if you are a parent who feels that a decision has gone against you and the report has not been fair then it may not always seem like that.

The positive thing was that they did stress that they only deal with the difficult cases and about 90% are resolved without their help but ultimately it is a frustration to many of us that children are so often used as pawns in the games played during a marital break up.