You dare me to publish your comments, but they are full of private information about your child and the proceedings surrounding his care. I could not publish them if I wanted to.
You dare me to publish your comments, but they are full of material that is probably defamatory. I cannot publish them.
You dare me to publish your comments, but they are full of hatred and personal attacks on my professionalism and my parenting. Yet you have never met me. I will not publish them.
To those who dare me, I want to say this and only this, and let this be an end to it:
We all go out to work to earn a living. We all want if we can to be able to strive to help people through our work, even as we earn. I am lucky to be able to do this in my job.
You and I are both parents. I hold that as something we have in common, in spite of the hatred you hold for me.
You seem oblivious to the fact that I am often critical of the system or of social services where warranted, but I don’t criticise parents on this blog – because I know how hard it is to be a parent, even when the courts are not involved. As parents we are one and the same, but I guess not everybody sees it that way.
I accept that in maintaining this blog I become some kind of magnet for the aggrieved, and a proxy for ‘The System’. I want on this blog to listen to all points of view and publish the comments people want to make whether I agree with them or not. But be assured that whilst criticism and different opinions are encouraged, personal attacks will be deleted and your future comments blocked before I even see them. So keep typing if you wish, but I’m afraid I won’t be listening or engaging in a battle with you to justify myself. I’ll be focusing on raising my family and on how I can help other families through my job.
You will not wish it back to me, but best of luck to you all.