Once again, it is clear if you read carefully that UNNAMED DAD is custodial. As usual, why this abuser had custody is not explained. However, it is clear that the exceedingly father-friendly social workers think this self-confessed batterer is just wonderful. They blame "frustration," the small apartment they live in, sun spots, you name it. It's not Daddy's fault! And they think it's "best" that this boy remain with his violent father because he has a "good character." WTF? Massive Daddy coddling! Once again, we see how daddies can do no wrong in the eyes of these social service nitwits. He has a "good character" despite kicking, punching, smacking, and headbutting a disabled kid? Is he "good" because he didn't succeed in killing him? Just where is the evidence of this "good character"? Oh right. There isn't any.
You would never see a single mother who treated her disabled child is this way described as having a "good character." Just doesn't happen.
Of course, there is not one word here on the boy's mother or what happened to her. Same old erasures, silences we often see in these stories.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Father admits assaulting his disabled son
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Bristol Evening Post
A FATHER assaulted his disabled teenage son because he repeatedly played songs on his iPhone at high volume in their one-bedroom flat.
The father pleaded guilty at Bristol Magistrates' Court to twice assaulting his son by beating at their North Bristol home last year.
A court order was put in place by magistrates yesterday in order to protect the identity of the child.
Laura Opie, prosecuting, said: "The victim in this case has a series of health issues and disabilities.
"He has mild cerebral palsy, moderate learning difficulties and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
"On September 30 he told the head teacher at his special educational needs school that his dad had assaulted him the previous evening.
"He said he had done that by smacking him in the face and by head butting him. Examinations confirmed a lump to his head.
"On October 4 he said he had been hit on the wrist where there was redness and swelling.
"In a later statement regarding the first offence he said he was headbutted and pinned down on the sofa and had been punched and kicked.
"He said his father was angry with him for being naughty but that he hadn't done anything naughty.
"His father attended the police station voluntarily and admitted he and his son had a violent relationship and that they would wind each other up because of the lack of space.
"He added that his son would play the same songs on his iPhone over and over again at high volume.
"He admitted the headbutt but described it more as pushing his son away with his head."
Miss Opie said Social Services had assessed the situation and think it best the boy remains with his father.
Zoe Lash, defending, said: "There are a number of behavioural issues and he has found it very difficult to cope," Miss Lash said.
"He accepts that he has not always behaved appropriately in situations that have occurred.
"Clearly one of the main problems has been the lack of space for the two of them. It would be fraught between a father and son in a normal situation and this is not a normal situation."
She said the father was previously of good character.
Magistrates adjourned the case for a probation report and the man will be sentenced next month.