|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on March 29, 2011 at 4:34 PM||comments (0)|
If you discover mold in your apartment in Denmark and it is an apartment you have rented leave it rather than protest against the landlord.
None can help you. Not the courts not the local city council.
Worse it is if the local authorities have made a deal about paying overprice if they can place their clients in the house. As one lady in a small hamlet called Stenloese discovered.
She lost her child to foster care because she protested. The landlord seemed to tip the social services off about a woman who was living at an apartment with dangerous mold in it. It is child neglect and the authorities have no other option but to remove the child. However once the lady left the town, new people moved into the mold infected apartment. How about their health?
Egedal as the new city council has named the three former hamlets of Oelstykke, Stenloese and Smoerum are no place for families with children if they choose to rent.
The entire social system in Denmark has an aura about corruption hanging over it. How did the landlord – in this case the firm KAB – manage to avoid giving them temporary housing? How did the social worker Klinkby find the specific foster parents who had set their mind about defacing the mother of the child? Did she just put an ad in the newspapers? Did she conduct or order a psychological testing of the foster parents before they came on the pay-roll?
Even with all those questions remaining unanswered, it is clear that the social system is broken in Denmark. There are no rules about how a specific group home or residential treatment center is found. If money is under table in some form, it would not be surprising considering the price which is paid. Some children are placed at costs of 6.000 DKK per day. In order to avoid a scandal like the one in Pennsylvania, regulation of this area is highly needed.
But no politician has the courage to order an investigation into whether the money is spent so the tax-payers may get more for their money. So until further notice, do avoid to rent an apartment. Buy something instead or suffer like you have never suffered before.
|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on March 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM||comments (0)|
Denmark signed the Convensions of the right of the Child. Article 7 says:
1. The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and. as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.
2. States Parties shall ensure the implementation of these rights in accordance with their national law and their obligations under the relevant international instruments in this field, in particular where the child would otherwise be stateless.
The problem is that Denmark at no point has told the children that they could make use of this right instead of going through the normal immigration process which is 70 times tougher than everything Arizona has been thinking about.
In Denmark it is normal for the police to raid shelters during the winter so they can find illegal immigrants. Some of those immigrants then choose to sleep outside with a percentage which die or to start to work from Danish criminals who gives them shelter in exchange for small shop-lifting jobs where they are provided with businesslike clothes and bags which can pass any scanner in the shops without setting the alarms on if they have hidden items on their bodies or in the bags. If you want to be a Dane it takes 7 years and you have to put in a lot of community service to get it. A normal job will not do it. Even working as translater for our armed forces in Afghanistan or Iraq is not enough. You cannot be allowed to make money on being granted citizenship. Whether that is fair or not is not up to me to judge.
However I find the wrong that a country like Denmark will start to pick the number of articles they would like to follow and then skip the rest. Then what would happen in the rest of the world if all the countries can start to follow just those rules they find OK and then forget about the rest? It cannot be allowed.
We will write the Danish government and urge people to put pressure on Denmark so Denmark will be forced to acknowledge article 7 and additionally create the office of an Ombudsman for the children as UN have asked us to so Denmark would be in compliance with the convention they have signed decades ago.
We are saying: The Danish society cannot afford more immigrants. We are as a society broke when we cannot get early retirement.
However a word is a word. Regardless if it ends up in bankruptcy you cannot deny people their rights if you have signed a convention where you promise to protect children. It is that simple!
|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on February 20, 2011 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Denmark has two problems:
1) They hurt children when trying to help them
2) They cannot control lobbyism and some of the Trade Unions
In Denmark we are known for having a strong stand of child protection.
But sometime the bureaucrats in the social services hurt their children when they try to help them.
The main problem is that the courts are not supervising the social workers or are able to rule independent of interest by the workers and some of the organizations of group homes, boarding schools or foster care families which are depending of keeping a certain number of kids in the system.
When system have to decide whether a child should be removed from the home, a judge is involved in the process, but as part of the prosecution. Also present are some local politicians with no background in such matter. They are just elected and present so they can earn money. Last but not least the last members are the management of the child protection service. These 6 people then have to judge if a child if suffering so they can place it outside the childs home.
The child regardless of age is not heard in the process. The United Nations has Denmark to create the office of a Ombudsman for the children, but Denmark has denied to do so.
If they find that it is time for the child to be placed outside the home, then the question is where. It is not possible for outsiders to find out how the social workers find a certain group home or a couple of foster parents. What is known is that it is 25 percent more expensive than in most European countries and it is often someone who knows someone.
In the United States they had the "Kids for Cash" scandal. Could it happen in Denmark?
We must demand that Denmark fights possible corruption and start to create the office of an Ombudsman for the children to a start. Next we must ask that the public can learn what kind of criterias which is used when deciding where a child should live in the future.
We are talking almost millions of DKK which are used for housing children outside their homes. Money which is often lost when the child turns 18 and they are dumped on the streets because they are adults.
The tax-payers in Denmark must demand that their money are used in the best possible way and it is only the number of children who really needs placement should have it. Generally it is also best for the children to remain with their families.
Source (In Danish):
FN efterlyser en ombudsmand for børn (Danmarks Radio)