We don’t know what happens to the children who are put into ‘care’, supposedly ‘in the best interest’ of the child. Maybe it matches what the film Taken is about: girls end up as prostitutes… The statistics about children in care published by the Daily Mail are very grim.
Maybe they end up missing, as this report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults and the APPG for Looked-after Children and Care Leavers suggests.
The report argued that the Government was under-reporting the number of children going missing from care. While the official figure for 2011 was 930, the report argues that, according to police data, an estimated 10,000 individual children went missing. The report cited that this high number was symptomatic of a care system which was far from being fit for purpose and in need of an urgent rethink. For the full report click here.
But, in response to Madeleine Moon MP’s question: how many children die whilst in the care of Local Authorities, the Secretary of State, Edward Timpson MP said:
The number of children who die while in the care of local authorities in England is low, typically around 50 children per year. Due to these low numbers and to protect their identities, figures cannot be provided for each individual local authority.
While children are in ‘care, parents are only allowed contact in specific ‘contact centres’, supervised and with the most horrible restrictions regarding what they are allowed to talk about. Often they are not allowed to speak in their native language!
Sometimes, foster carers become adoptive parents. But children are also advertised by adoption agencies. In any case, most adoptions take place AGAINST the will of the parents and thus WITHOUT their consent. That’s what’s called forced adoption – obviously with dreadful effects on both parents and children.
Worst of course when babies are taken at birth or shortly thereafter for such adoptions. That’s what TakenUK is about:
- accountability for the increased numbers of forcibly removed children by the UK Government and its social care departments
- medical professionals are misdiagnosing Non-Accidental Injury as a basis for taking children, such as in the case of the Slovak couple, who, after 920 days, got their 2 boys back – just before adoption
- risk of future emotional harm
- mental illness – diagnosis during court proceedings.
Pound Pup Legacy was set up by adoptees to address to offer support to the victims of the ‘dark side of child placement’.
Adoptees, the Forgotten Ones is a petition expressing some of the problems of victims of forced adoption.
And these are our petitions, to support the one we’ll be submitting to the EU Petitions Committee:
- Choosing an Adoption Book for My Daughter – An adoptive mother’s quest for a happy ending (babble.com)
- HOW MANY PEOPLE know about the scandals of child ‘care’, supposed ‘protection’ and forced adoptions? (punishmentwithoutcrime.wordpress.com)
- THE PAEDOFILE: A matter of £135m….and 90% under-reporting of missing children (hat4uk.wordpress.com)
- Stop child theft and forced adoptions in the UK (petition inside) (lunaticoutpost.com)
- APPGs: A back door into Westminster? (establishingtheestablishment.wordpress.com)
- STOP Forced Adoptions – stepping stones for criminal Social Services & paedos in Britain (victims-unite.net)
- AROUND 50 Children per year die, while in the ‘care’ of Local Authorities; figures need to protect ‘confidentiality’, says Edward Timpson MP (victims-unite.net)
- An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective (risingout.wordpress.com)
- Does a pregnant teen need to choose adoption before contacting an adoption agency? (liveactionnews.org)
- Government: Children left waiting for too long (itv.com)