Estyn has significant concerns over education in Powys…

I’ve had awful dealing with Powys County Council over the last 14 months. Not just one department but several, including the Education, Social Services and even the general County Council side…
They have been abject most of the time – reactive not proactive, unable to tell the truth and have covered up serious issues to make sure they don’t look bad…

Read these articles and see how poor they are…

http://www.mynewtown.co.uk/viewernews/ArticleId/15155/fbclid/IwAR1678ZOdpjyS7070Ifl9-nID_j0dXg4kPivurJMbiBCXL8eDjca1Ym75-g

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49635430?fbclid=IwAR3OnwgODC9r_E-baRqX-c9n-WBkBXVDAWGXjhWlmZEmlqc2W84AHTjM9-Y

https://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/17892124.powys-county-council-39-s-education-department-39-causing-significant-concern-39/

I think it’s pretty clear that Powys County Council in general performs poorly, which has been my experience over the last 14 month. Rosemary harris appears unable to keep staff and unable to arrest the sliding performance of the County Council. Just another nail in the coffin of Poor Powys

Social Worker faces Fitness To Practice hearing…

https://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/17877972.powys-social-worker-faces-fitness-practice-hearing/

Having dealt with social services in Powys many times over the last 13 or so months I can really understand how this has happened. I wonder if Ali Bulman really understands or even knows how poor many of her members of staff are? Whilst dealing with the issues I had, which ultimately were steamrollered through against me by Powys County Council I was lied to brazenly, spoken to really badly and some members of staff were simply rude or obnoxious. The reports generated were often factually incorrect, were 9 times out of 10 late or incomplete, and then these reports were rehashed or cut n pasted by subsequent social workers so the errors were replicated along the lines. Even the spelling was atrocious and the name of the child they were supposed to be looking after spelt incorrectly!!! The District Judge even criticised the performance (not) shown along the way. And yet as I met others in the same boat they relayed exactly the same experience in their cases. How can a people focused service be so poor in execution? The staff were often aggressive and showed little empathy. They were rigid and inflexible and believed one side all the time even after realising that this side had lied because they wanted to keep face. If you then add in that they put pressure on other services like education to keep along with this deceit it really shows a service that is not fit for purpose

I’d welcome Ali Bulman to contact me, in fact I’d love to hear from her. It’s not going to happen because she will be scared with what I say about her performance, because as head of a service the buck stops with her…

Oh and Ali – your staff have my contact details. They just fail to actually use them to help themselves. Oh and you *may* want to get them to understand GDPR as well as they have broken it numerous times towards me…
I was often able to hear details about other “clients” whilst on the phone for example…

People Digital Footprint…

I had a conversation with my female boss the other day about digital footprints. Everything you put online can, and probably will, come back to bite you on the proverbial bum, at some point in the future..
I have found, that with a bit of digging, it is easy to find out about people, they’re past tweets/posts and much much more…

It has made me thing about what happens to my posts and what has happened to me. An ex admitted she’d been stalking me online for years recently and in conjunction with another ex they’d messaged people and made my life hard…

However – it also means that my children, for example, *might* find out some ugly truths about their parents. And other delights will be lurking around for them if they look for them. Karma IS a bitch I think…

I know I’m very lucky to have a blog that has been going for over 10 years now – and that gives me quite a lot of power to bring up these digital signatures and the past. I will ensure that there is some legacy in the future – both good and bad, for my children to see so perhaps they *might* get an insight into how things have panned out 😉