Nia Glassie: case closed according the the Children's Commissioner
Last year Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said she was "keeping her finger on the pulse" of the Nia Glassie case, but would not begin any investigation of her own until the police inquiry and court action were completed.
She never intended to do an investigation. No point "keeping her finger on the pulse" then, is it.
I've just been told that the Nia Glassie case is not going to be investigated by the Children's Commissioner. The OCC do not receive reports on all child abuse cases where children are taken away from their parents. As far as I'm aware the OCC is not investigating any cases of child abuse or following up any CYFS cases.
The OCC has only 15 staff. It is not doing anything to reduce child abuse - but it does write lots of reports. The latest report is on child maltreatment. The whole Commission needs an urgent review.
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