When people howl "persecution" over one thing or another, the back story usually is a little more complicated. I've found it advantageous to give all such stories at least a 72 hour smell test. Most of them start to smell during that period.
The Council is just lucky some Roma foster parents came forward to help, the culture is so very private.
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes