Child Welfare Services acknowledges that Ashley’s child should not be with Grandma, but fails to remove him

Written by Javed Iqbal

One day after ABC reported on the story of Ashley *, who says two of her children were abused by their step-grandfather, child safety authorities have acknowledged that another child still in custody by Ashley’s mother “should not be there”.

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Tasmanian child safety authorities held a meeting yesterday after the history of ABC and said a new caseworker would be assigned to Ashley’s son.

But this morning, Ashley said staff told her she would not get a new caseworker because “they have capacity and do not have staff”.

Nothing has been done to remove Ashley’s son from his grandmother’s care.

Ashley has previously told of how child safety in Tasmania advised her to sign her parental rights more than ten years ago when she woke up from a coma and struggled to take care of herself. She had also previously struggled with mental health issues triggered by a violent relationship.

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