In article Dr. Kaustav Bhattacharyya traces key themes in today’s child protection thinking of the West to the ideas of …
UNICEF’s and international aid-organisations’ nation-wise ranking criteria for babies and children are racist and unhelpful.
Tales of unending despair from the “happiest” country of the world.
Watch this for a step-by-step account of how the UK courts allowed two innocent Indian children to be put up …
In this essay we are proud to present British philanthropist Ian Josephs on his work helping families targeted by UK Social Services. In the first part of the essay, Ian Josephs makes the unexpected suggestion that today’s grim and severe child protection services are the product of that happiest and most carefree of times – the Swinging Sixties! In the second part of the essay he demonstrates how big money and a low threshold for the removal of children from their families in the UK is causing ever-increasing numbers of unwarranted child removals.
An American activist writes about his involvement in medical misdiagnosis of shaken baby syndrome.
A family’s nightmare with US child protection services.
Regardless of where you stand on child protection agencies, with thousands of children being torn annually from their parents in Scandinavian countries, they can hardly claim to be the “happiest” in the world. Do we really have in Scandinavia a unique and historic case of parental dysfunction? Or are parents being misjudged by their system?
In this article, Denmark-based Indian journalist Mrutyuanjai Mishra claims that Scandinavia’s social welfare agencies are causing a human rights crisis with the systematic wrongful removal of children from parents. He argues that this state-sponsored child snatching is driven by an aggressive version of feminism that views the family as an outdated patriarchal institution which oppresses children who need to be “saved” by being removed from their parents. But the result has been the unfair targeting of the poor, the uneducated, migrants and, recently, fathers in general.
Professors Nandita Chaudhary and Heidi Keller question the application of Attachment Theory in the field of child development. They point out various settings in which the universalising methods and practices of Attachment Theory would not apply and would lead to an incorrect evaluation of there being attachment failure between a parent and child. This paper has important insights for child protection as Attachment Theory is a key tenet of modern child protection thinking. Child protection agencies are removing babies and toddlers by judging the attachment with a parent (usually the mother) to have ‘failed’ even where there is no actual evidence of harm to the child.
Latvian Member of Parliament Julija Stepanenko describes the ground-breaking work by Latvia to regain children of their citizens unjustifiably confiscated by foreign child protection services.