Monday, April 20, 2015

Dad of girls locked in bedroom so mum can live with child abuser blasts social services

 

The father of two young sisters who are locked inside their alarmed bedroom at night to protect them from their paedophile stepdad has blasted social services.

Their furious biological father is demanding they reverse the decision to allow the convicted abuser to move in with his girls, who are both under 13.

They say the man, once jailed for attacking a girl under 13, would have to climb over the mum from his side of the bed to get to the girls - and would therefore wake her up.

The imprisoned children have been given a baby monitor to call for their mother if they need to

Their biological dad, who was with their mother for more than 25 years before they split four years ago, said: “Who in their right mind lets a paedophile live with children?

“Who is to say that they are sticking to this supposed safety set-up? There is no-one from social services monitoring it. Where are the children when their mother is having a shower or a bath? The whole thing is just a shambles.”

He said his ex asked him to leave the family home before she got together with the sex offender, a man in his 40s, who she had previously dated in the 1980s.

As a convicted abuser on the Sex Offenders Register, he is banned from having unsupervised contact with under-16s.

A year after the couple from Devon began dating the mother applied to be an ‘approved person’ to provide supervision of contact between the paedophile and her children.

That move was approved by a body called the Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub made up of police, probation officers, social workers and other agencies.

The couple married the following year but a council children’s services review of the case found there remained a “continuing risk” that the paedophile would sexually abuse the girls.

A request to social services for him to “stay overnight occasionally” was at first refused by Devon County Council before they made the shocking U-turn.

They agreed after the mother bought and installed the lock and alarm in her two-bedroom home to protect her children from her lover.

Alarmed: Room the children sleep in (picture posed by model)

Their biological father said: “We were stunned by that decision.

“How can my children have a normal upbringing? Sooner or later the kids are going to say ‘mum, I want my friend to stay round’.

“Are they going to explain this to the other kid’s parents?

“I said to her when they got together ‘of all the people on the planet you go and pick someone who is convicted of that!’

“The only solution is that they must make him move out.”

Last year the man was given the right to stay overnight at the family’s house following a lengthy appeal to the council.

The identity of the paedophile, his wife and the children cannot be revealed for legal reasons.

The biological father had regular contact with the girls for years but claims their mother put a stop to this when he got together with his current partner.

He added: “I just want to have contact with them again.

“Before he was living there I could tolerate it because I could speak to them on a regular basis and tell if they were ok.

“No social worker knows my kids like I know them.

“They know they have made a mistake but they are not changing things because that would mean admitting they got it wrong.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-girls-locked-bedroom-mum-5551545?ICID=FB_mirror_main