- This Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry covers 1922 – 1995.
- It consists of an Acknowledgement Forum and a Statutory Inquiry – with public hearings since January 2014 – by this Inquiry Team.
In Australia, people can make their submissions online to the Federal Senate Inquiry into Children in Out of Home Care in Australia 2014 now:
- A 9-page report is entitled Reform for Better Child Protection
- Its second and third paragraph say:
The only real remedy for the abuses of the child protection system is its abolition. No one should have the power to take children from their parents by force of arms, and the upkeep
of children should not be paid with appropriated funds. Once the child protection behemoth is dead, private charity can easily handle the small load of orphaned children, as it responded
to the much larger number of homeless children a century ago before the creation of the welfare state.
Since the political will to eliminate the child protection system is nowhere near to realisation, we have here a list of lesser reforms that may alleviate the hardships in the current system,
and lead toward more comprehensive reforms.
- Local Authorities [Social Services + Police] STOP child snatching?
- Local Authorities STOP using ‘risk of emotional abuse’ as a reason for punishing parents and children who have committed no crime?
- Judges STOP adoptions without the written consent by birth parents?
- Judges STOP dishing out ‘gagging orders‘ forbidding parents to complain?
- Social Services START adhering to court orders and behave like human beings?