So this happens to me now on pretty much a weekly basis. It was diabolically bad in what I call the pre-covid era, but now it is way way worse.
This was Tuesday evening, it was the second call from this mother who very recently had 5 of her children removed, her husband is on remand in gaol and she has no community and no support whatsoever, well except for Pastor Paul and one or two others from the Family Preservation Network. www.fpn.net.au
The children were removed by the State because they are alleged to be at significant risk of harm.
Albeit I agree to some degree that the situation is far from perfect, there is no evidence the mother has ever physically harmed any of her children and as of Monday the mother has been denied ALL contact with her children, not even a phone call.
When a mother or a father is denied all contact with their children and they love them, the traumatic impacts are profound.
There are generally ultimately only two responses, one is extreme anger and hatred at those who removed the children, the other is extreme anger and hatred at oneself for being so helpless and unable to protect those children.
Caseworkers that work for the State are fully aware, but regardless of this, they will consciously and deliberately create these situations and make decisions that completely destroy families, often the damage is near completely irreversible.
In most cases they treat parents like absolute cannon fodder, they provide no support, no counselling, no help, no contact, and we as volunteer social workers and advocates are left to deal with the massive emotional fallout to try to prevent yet another suicide or to stop some heartbroken parent from going nuts with a machete, or driving a car into a FACS office.
Whilst I do this work the department rewards me by persecuting me, by trying to silence me in the courts, by trying to gaol me like they do others that speak up, and rather ironically, they are so unbelievably ignorant they do not even appear to realise that I am doing all I can to help maintain social stability and to save even their miserable arses !!!
I have now lost a number of mothers to suicide and this is growing daily, I do all this without asking for a penny whilst the people that remove children get paid extremely well by you the taxpaying public. This creates a system of intergenerational trauma through lucrative financial contracts with external organisations (NGO’s) that make millions nationally from state condoned child trafficking and child abuse.
Most people do not deserve to lose their children and certainly do not deserve to lose all contact, strangely even an axe murderer could still see their children on Saturday or Sunday whilst in gaol, which is more than these parents ever get.
This is a day in my life, and people wonder why I pray, talk often about God and sing heaps, basically how could you do this and stay sane without doing that.
Enjoy this mother for one minute remembering that i did it for an hour and a half on Tuesday evening to avoid yet another suicide and please thank the Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) in NSW for their immense compassion and genuine support of families in need.
Oh yeah and forgive me because yes I do get angry, but just to rub some salt in the wound, you elected them, they do it with your money and it’s your fear that binds you and prevents you from standing with us
Be the change you wish to see in the world and stand with us.
Amen xxx Pastor Paul