Below is one of the most disgusting displays of DoCS bullying and mismanagement of families I have come across. A mother who went to DoCS NSW Epping office for help. Never, ever ever ever, never go to docs for help. This poor woman has never abused or neglected her son. Epping DoCS need to be fully investigated. How many families are Epping DoCS terrorising? Daily updates by the mother can be found on her blog regarding the Removal of her Autistic Son by DoCS Epping NSW
"My child (Epping Docs victim) has autism with behaviour to say the least 'outrageous', though (Epping Docs victim) is very cute kid and very bright. There is no history either implied or actual of abuse or neglect, nor have I been accused of it - yet - however the problem with (Epping Docs victim) is lashing out at other people, high anxiety, and pervasive control issues. I was told today that the "best" people to contact for respite were Docs.
Within a few hours he was removed from me involuntarily under a foster care order. To be honest the situation isn't a protection issue unless you count me as the one needing it. I am now in doubt that this was the best course for him (they told me to tell (Epping Docs victim) when I said goodbye that it was 'respite' instead of 'foster care' as it would have sent him ballistic). They've refused (Epping Docs victim) usual respite service being involved and have said he'd be better off with an unknown foster family. They also said that I had no valid reason for respite unless I could provide them with a 'plan', and that respite 'wasn't what I really wanted'.
Docs have, however, accused me of a curious term called 'doctor shopping' because I've asked his paediatric doctors to medicate (Epping Docs victim) for the aggression, and I wasn't previously aware that asking for such was reportable. They have also said that I have been reported for buying street drugs for him (which would actually defeat the purpose of asking doctors for meds, but let's not let logic get in the way of a good accusation). I was totally unaware until they informed me today that there was actually a market for kids drugs on the streets (but now I know!)
I'm unsure as to what streets drugs are sold on, but they will know sure enough when they do the tests on (Epping Docs victim). They're also going to be 'surprising' me with a random urine test. Yes, they're going to that extreme despite no history of drugs with anyone in my family. They refused to specify what ominous substances they were referring to, so I'm completely in the dark as to what they're supposed to be, or in what form etc. I used to work as a pharmacy purchaser (which required criminal checks in order to work there) so if only they would tell me I could find out if in fact whatever it's supposed to be is a street chemical or not.
They've also said they'll be 'requiring' me to reveal his fathers name which isn't on (Epping Docs victim) birth certificate. Is this legal or relevant? Shouldn't they be supporting single parents with autistic kids instead of hounding them?
My own father was a Docs Manager until he was forced out (of which I could tell you quite a few stories which would have resulted back at that time in all of the workers from 20 years ago having all of their own kids removed... ah, what a funny contradictory world we live in). I used to think of the workers being like children with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, because anything that makes sense they mangle, and anything that's clearly illogical they'll say it makes sense).
However, having been told recently that the culture and professionalism and training/experience of docs had changed and not really having any choice with respite care, I made the awful mistake of believing the mental health 'expert' that calling docs would give (Epping Docs victim) some well-deserved respite without any fear of recrimination. I was told that respite would be given immediately and non-judgmentally.
How wrong I was. The two childless 20-something girls with zero life experience grilled me for three hours, reducing me to tears with threats. I've never been accused of anything to do with drugs, taking or buying.
After breaking me down, they made me sign a piece of paper giving them temp custody of (Epping Docs victim) and a statement that I'd done so 'voluntarily'. Crock of pure BS... They said if I didn't sign they'd take (Epping Docs victim) 'involuntarily" and I'd be issued a court summons. All this drama over asking for respite! THIS WAS NOT "VOLUNTARY".
So, scammed by the system and (Epping Docs victim) is now paying for my stupidity. I was even 'supervised' when I gave (Epping Docs victim) a hug goodbye. The lessons: never ask for a child to be medicated, don't mention aggression and don't admit to stress- the perception of an idyllic life is what you need to project, in order to stave the criminalisation of the 'cattle classes'. And why most Docs workers are female twenty-somethings: firstly because they're malleable (think of that old saying of 'not being young enough to know it all') and secondly... just because they can (inflict pain)."