What difference does it make when the Daily Mail reports about the plight of children and parents and keep track of what the Council of Europe are devising as ‘policy’ that is not being implemented?
Here I proposed to ‘online activists’ to write to those 18 UK MPs who are members of the Committee of Social Affairs in the Council of Europe.
Here the BBC confirms: Adoptions: Thousands of children forcibly taken into care.
And here is the study about Non-UK kids in care: 6,500 over five years – not counting all those Councils who didn’t respond…
Here’s the significant extract:
A damning Council of Europe report on child protection, published last month, warned: ‘England and Wales are unique in placing so many children for adoption, in particular in the young age group which is “popular” in its adoption market.’
It said 80 per cent of babies and under-fives ‘forcibly taken’ from their families by social workers are never returned, but are adopted by ‘strangers’.
Olga Borzova, a Russian member of the council’s social affairs committee, who wrote the report after a fact-finding visit, criticised the number of children removed from parents in Britain, including those from foreign families visiting or working here.
The numbers have provoked protests to the Government and to Sir James Munby, the head of the family courts, from ambassadors and government representatives of 34 countries, including Russia, Nigeria, Latvia, India and the Czech Republic.
In France, the Senate (the upper house of parliament) has approved a change in the Republic’s law to stop French children here being removed for adoption.
The legislation says: ‘Children of French families living abroad must be returned to France… in particular to avoid forced adoption without permission of the biological parents. This type of situation exists in particular in the UK.’
Ministry of Justice is threatening to take the UK to the European Court of Human Rights after at least 30 of its young citizens — including babies — were taken from their mothers.
And the Latvian government has written in protest to the leader of the House of Commons because in the past three years, 136 Latvian children living here have been ‘illegally or forcibly’ adopted by British families.
In response to the international furore, Sir James has said judges and social workers must not ‘seize control’ of foreign children and their future must be decided by courts in their own country.
But his words have a hollow ring for the Seymours, who so nearly lost their daughters within weeks of arriving in England.”
Their story was the trigger for this article.
Well, if anybody ever doubted the PURPOSE of child snatching – sex, money or both – here’s
- Foster carers can now save up to £1,345.48 per year
- Nursery worker who tried to adopt a child exposed as internet paedophile.
But Government Minister Edward Timpson insisted that everything is hunky dory and our petition about Children Placed in Foster Care was simply ignored, just published in Hansard. Paper is patient, my mum used to say…
Fortunately, the Slovak Embassy has taken an international initiative with this Round Table discussion.