It’s a longstanding tendency at Reporting Scotland to conceal interviewees’ association with opposition parties or groups with a Unionist agenda but Eleanor Bradford, really?
Five years after Bradford left to be replaced by the perhaps even-less-capable, Lisa Summers, Bradford pops up with no mention of her past to be presented as another ‘mother’ let down by agencies responsible to the Scottish Government.
In a Drivetime interview, with old colleagues such as John Beattie, fully presented on the website, there’s not a suggestion of her former employment with BBC Scotland.
It’s a tragic tale, most of us would prefer to reflect on quietly and wonder what we might have done differently, but for Bradford, it’s an opportunity to apply journalistic ‘ethics’ and get a story out of it. At the same time she returns to her old habits of attacking Scottish institutions based on unreliable evidence. This time, it just her, herself, accusing the adoption services of failure to support her.
Notably, in 2015, it was a different story:
Two years after the adoption and no apparent need for help?
Another six years and the adoption services are still responsible? What about the social work or education departments in the local authority?
Figures from Adoption UK suggest about 3% to 4% of adoptions break down each year.
They also said three-quarters of adoptive parents struggle to access the support their children required, in some cases to overcome profound challenges.
It said the lack of a central provision of support was “particularly acute” in Scotland.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59387471
Yet, the word ‘acute’ does not appear and these summaries tell a different story: