Below you will find a timeline of letters and emails primarily to Perth and Kinross Head of Social Work Department (at that time) Alison Irvine and some of the staff she had working for her then.
We were constantly fobbed off with excuses and it’s a ‘private matter’ or it’s ‘nothing to bother Social Workers with’, I personally asked Alison Irvine and her Department Manager Joyce Thewlis ‘do I have to find one of my grandchildren or all of my grandchildren dead before you will do something’, the response we received was a shocking YES.
So now I know that it takes a dead child before Social Workers like those herein will do anything to protect children, no wonder so many social workers fail children if this is how they are led.
I intend to keep publishing emails and letters that I have received from both the Social Work Department and the Education Department at Perth and Kinross Council.
On the 22nd of November 2013 after almost a year without contact ,my daughter received 42 phone calls from an unknown number and a voice message from her husband Jay McKay telling her it was urgent that he speak to her about our other granddaughter Lily. The next call that came through from him told her that at 7pm that night he would be dropping 6 year old Lily off at The Silverburn Shopping Centre I Glasgow. It was a bitterly cold night and true to his word straight out of the blue he took Lily to her mother handed her over without a word to either and walked away.
Lily not understanding exactly what was going on went away happily with her mother. By the time she had gotten Lily back to her home, she discovered just how badly and how poorly Lily had been treated.
Lily was dressed in only a T shirt and some leggings, she was wearing underwear which had not been changed for days and was soiled, her shoes had holes in the soles and she was infested with head lice.
The day after I drove down with Lily’s sister to visit her. We were all so happy to see her regardless of how she had been given over, however as the day progressed I grew more and more angry by what Lily was telling us. I emailed Alison Irvine’s office to see if some explanation for the sudden hand over of Lily was to be forthcoming.
As far as she was concerned she really wasn’t all that bothered and the email we received back will show that she was aware of it but did not think it strange that this should happen, nor was she concerned in any way about the condition’s my daughter had received Lily back in.
I bagged up all of the clothes and shoes, it amounted to no more than a pitiful bundle of rags and kept them for almost a month in the vain (how stupid of me) hope that someone, anyone from Social Work Department would ask to see either Lily or the clothes bag, but no it never happened.
Lily later started to divulge in depth exactly how she had been treated by Allana Bruce, she told us that she would be made to sit in soiled bedding whenever she wet the bed, how she would be ‘locked’ in her room for hours on end with no toys, how Allana Bruce and Jay McKay would leave the house and go out for the day leaving her alone and afraid, how she and 2 year old Archie would be made to pick up dog faeces with their bare hands and how Allana Bruce would shout at her so loudly’ it would burst your eardrums’.
Lily also told us about all of the times when she asked if she could phone her mum, only to be told that she wasn’t allowed to and she was not allowed to call her mum either she had to mention her by name only, she also went on to say that Allana has told Archie that she is his ‘real mummy’, a lie that will eventually catch Allana Bruce out, but I suppose when you move in with someone who’s been for the ‘snip’ you need to find ways to steal another woman’s child!
Yet when reported to Social Workers in both Perth and Blairgowrie nothing was done and no one could care less.
This is how we come to have DEAD CHILDREN in this Country. Yet they do not care.
Lily still has nightmares about being returned to the care of Jay McKay and Allana Bruce, she thinks it’s something she’s done like wetting the bed and that’s why they didn’t ‘love or like’ her, she was constantly told that she was not Jay McKay’s biological daughter, yet his name is on the Birth Certificate and he has informed the department who have now taken over the CSA that ‘yes she is his daughter’ and he is currently paying £6 per week from his benefits in Child Support.
Jay McKay and Allana Bruce have consistently lied to all and sundry, they have managed to get away with it for so long that they now think they are invincible.
However you will see when we reach the part of the story about how they both had me arrested and charged with ‘Stalking and putting them in Fear for their Lives’ just how much of their lives are made up of LIES, more LIES and even more LIES.
The upside of this is that Lily has now been reunited with her older sister Caitlin and she continues to have an excellent loving relationship with her mum, her new baby sister and her new step sister, and of course we get to see her on a regular basis, she is a delightful and loving child who only ever wishes to see the good in grown ups, thank goodness we will have time to try to undo all the negative and hateful, spiteful things that have happened to her. She does of course miss her wee brother Archie and her big brother Josh, but she’s beginning to understand that there is a real possibility that she’ll never get to see them again unless they come looking for her.
17th May 2013 2nd email to pkc