Just a heads up, tomorrow your local county councillor, may well be in attendance at Thanet Local Board Meeting, a chance for you to see what if anything your Kent councillor does for the money.
For those who are unfamiliar, these meetings are pretty much in line with other KCC public relations events, generally a lot of puff and nothing too controversial, one item on the agenda is Cllr Graham Gibbons explaining changes to Adult Services, for changes you can probably insert swingeing cuts.
Assuming you can last through Cllr Gibbons presentation, Chris Wells, will explain what's happening with children's services, what I'm fairly sure you wont hear is the explanation, as to the cause of Kent Council allowing children to put at risk.
I suspect that should anyone dare ask, as to how things got so bad, they might well hear a lot of robust bluster, which was certainly the case not to far back at another meeting.
Asking who was responsible for the failings has been characterised as "blame" and I believe that favourite of politicians challenged by an awkward question, has also been used, that is to accuse the enquirer of being "political".
How Kent Council managed to place the lives of children, at risk, is a legitimate question for no other reason than making sure it doesn't happen again. Imagine if air accidents were treated similarly.
What are KCC hiding ?
As I say Kent Council are masters of public relations, a little while back the Isle of Thanet Gazette reported how despite making cuts, Kent council have money for the things that matter to them, like £74,000 for image advice to managers, given the amount of managers on hundred grand salaries, you'd like to think they could at least dress themselves and speak clearly that's to much to expect.
Image counts people don't.