It has emerged in the last few hours that the former nightclub doorman asked both prison staff and social workers for help in case he had a “problem”. On several occasions, he specifically asked for a psychiatrist ‘to talk to on a regular basis’. He didn’t get one.
Instead – and here it almost makes one want to laugh – the social workers focused on his kids…who were the subject of…..Secret Family Court proceedings. As regular Sloggers will know, there is an obsession with removing kids from families hard-wired into every social worker.
However – laughter now turns to tears of sorrow and frustration – when the social workers commissioned a psychiatrist’s report to see if Moat was a danger to his three small children, the pscychiatrist recommended that there was no case for treatment.
Entirely predictably, the Council involved – dear old Newcastle, turning up again like a bad penny – is being coy about what the outcome was of the Secret Family Court case.
In our earlier piece about the resultant £3million police operation, we wrote:
Anyway, my apologies – I forgot about the social workers. Silly me.