Recording meetings – openly or covertly – is becoming increasingly common. But is this a mark of distrust and suspicion or a useful tool?
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com
“Piss off out, I’m on the phone”, explodes a foster carer at a woman for whom she is providing a mother-and-baby placement. “When you are on the phone chatting loud in your Pakistani language I don’t say anything, I just grin and bear it yeah … so piss off out and leave me on the phone,” she shouts.
This is just a few seconds from a recording made covertly by a mother who was at risk of losing her newborn baby to local authority care. It was presented in court and contradicted the foster carer’s own assertion that she had been rudely attacked by the mother and had responded in a mild fashion.
The woman had no option but to live…