In response to Laura Perrins: Why this surge in parents who can’t look after their own children?, Busy Mum wrote:
Every child ‘in care’ costs the taxpayer between £2,500 and £5,000 per week by the time you have included all costs involved.
Social workers/school counsellors etc are legally obliged to tell children that the state is legally obliged to provide children with accommodation should they choose to leave home. They are also legally obliged to tell children that they have the right to leave home anyway once they turn 16 and that should they choose to go down this route the state will ‘look after’ them.
It’s not that parents cannot look after their children; it’s that the state wants to do it instead and therefore prevents parents from doing their job properly by tapping into the natural discontent of the teenage years. The state is operating a nationwide grooming business via PSHE lessons in order to tempt teenagers to transfer their loyalties from family to the state.