@MoJGovUK Children and Social Work Bill: paving the way for Predators?

cb6c7c5f-6e35-4ddc-b271-578ad6c9a84cThis email came from the wonderful women at Crossroads in Kentish Town:

Dear Friends,

We have sent the following briefing to members of the House of Lords who have put amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill or told us they were following it.  The Bill is being discussed this afternoon at 3.30pm in the Moses Room in the House of Lords and again on Wednesday 6 July at 3.45pm.  Today they aim to get to the end of Clause 9 which is the one on adoption, which our briefing addresses.

We have been speaking to the Peers by phone and in person – we are going again today hoping to speak to them – and they have been glad for our information.  We attach their emails and phone numbers (below) so you can help lobby them on the issues we’ve raised below and your concerns about the Bill.  Getting letters and emails from a number of people would be very helpful so they know how concerned people are.

Leading on amendments to the Bill are Lords Watson (Lab), Lord Hunt (Lab), Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench) and Baroness Pinnock (Lib Dem) – all details below.

If you want to know what they say in any of the committees meetings you can read the Hansard on the Parliament website.

Please let us know what response you get. Continue reading

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#ForcedAdoption Children and Social Work Bill at Committee Stage in House of Lords

cb6c7c5f-6e35-4ddc-b271-578ad6c9a84cThis is a serious bill that seems to enshrine WORSENING of what Social Services are doing to families already.

It talks about ‘Corporate Parenting’ as if that was NORMAL…

It is pro-adoption without even mentioning parental consent. Yet it is known that 96% of all adoptions are ‘forced’, i.e. children are forcibly removed, their removal is legitimised in secret family courts and judges enforce the adoption against the parents’ wills.

Before our eyes. In our face. Daylight robbery. Of children!!! I am soo shocked! And I guess so will be the 5,900 supporters who signed our online petition to STOP forced adoptions where we changed the title to stop forced REMOVALS!

Here are the critical links:

  1. Lord Nash – the Government Representative as Sponsor
  2. The Text
  3. The Legislative Stage or Progress of the Bill
  4. The First Reading on 15 May 2016
  5. The Debate on 14 June 2016 – called the Second Reading
  6. The Committee Stage started with this Debate on 29 June 2016
  7. Future Committee Stage hearings scheduled for 04 July, 06 July and 11 July.

Here’s the objection from campaigners:  Continue reading

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@MoJGovUK Child-stealing: lead or take away, by force or #fraud, a child under 14 in Offences Against the Person Act

16 06 12 Offences Against the Person Act 1861In 1861, child-stealing was defined and punished with seven years of imprisonment.

  • Shouldn’t every Social Worker who brings a Policeman to a family be sent to prison?
  • Why doesn’t it happen when 1,000 children a month are stolen from their parents?
  • Why are we made to believe that it is ‘legitimate’ what judges, courts, barristers, solicitors and ‘experts’ are doing to justify the utterly unsocial actions by ‘Social’ Workers and criminal activities by ‘law enforcing’ Police?

The Offences against a Person Act 1861 was mentioned in a TV program recently. It spells it out neatly:  Continue reading

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Do Grandparents Have The Right To See Their Grandchildren? Helpful Advice.

Researching Reform

We often assist grandparents who are deeply anxious about losing contact with their grandchildren when parents separate, so when we came across GransNet and the helpful advice they offer, we thought we would share it and cover some basic questions we are often asked, too.

Q. I’m a grandparent, do I have a legal right to see my grandchild?

A. In law, there is no automatic right to see your grandchild but you can apply for contact through the court system.  Grandparents have been campaigning for greater changes in the law, but the government has so far stopped short of legislating a right to contact when it comes to extended family members, which grandparents are considered to be. However, separating couples are encouraged to settle contact disputes out of court and to include contact arrangements for grandparents in any agreements they make.

Q. What kind of contact can I…

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@RT_com Drilling down statistics: from #ForcedAdoptions to #ForcedRemovals aka #ChildSnatching

16 05 26 RT Forced AdoptionWhat difference do numbers make?

Every number stands for the tragedy and suffering of a CHILD, plus the parents and grandparents, as in this moving story, told by Daniel Hawkins of Russia Today, broadcast in May 2015.

However, it so happens that I have just gone systematically through the statistics published by the Department of Education on the Government site as well.

What I found shocking:

  1. only 152 of all 326 local authorities are taken into account;
  2. the number of children missing from care is not included;
  3. the number of children dying in care is not included either;
  4. long term trends are consistently rising:
  • Local Authorities:

16 05 27 LA Statistics

  • Regions: 

16 05 20 Regional Statistics

  • and the Nation as a whole: 

What does that tell us???

Here’s the 12-page petition STOP the Forced Removal of Children from their Parents!

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