The most suspect and frustrating of all in child protection cases I hold to be the absence of any requirement of proof, of stated and reasoned cause, or of concrete answers. Allegations are made without any form of documentation, just expressions like “we think” and “our assessment”. The County Committees accept vague, undefined claims and arguments, and do not demand anything in the way of quality control and concrete justification for the CWS’s conclusions….They have in my view become a state within the state, they do not act according to existing laws and rules. It seems to me that they have one goal only: as many children as possible taken into care. This is not how the CWS should work.
Cultural psychologist and child development expert, Dr Nandita Chaudhary, argues that blindly adopting child-related measures advocated by international agencies will sabotage the welfare of Indian children. In this paper, she makes the case for India to develop its own model of child welfare, that takes the due consideration of local ideologies, circumstances and ways of living of children and families across the country.
Suranya Aiyar, a New Delhi-based lawyer, who has been working on a pro bono basis with families facing child protection …
Legal experts, doctors, and investigative journalists alleged that the US child protection agencies were biased and used flawed techniques to detect abuse.
The tragic story of a Gujarati-origin family whose children were taken for forced adoption in the UK.
This was a report about a Gujarati-origin family whose children were removed for forced adoption by British Social Services in 2015.
SAGARIKA BHATTACHARYA met her one-year-old daughter Aishwarya and three-year-old son Abhigyan on Wednesday. PRAVASI TODAY presents her version of what happened in Norway. Published in May 2012 by Pravasi Today.
Among the well-known jurists who came to together to work on this study were Justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice AP Shah, who had recently retired. The study is based on the County Committee and District Court orders and other official record of the case as sent to the mother by the Norwegian authorities.
On 12 October 2012, a group of leading jurists, human rights lawyers, academics, child experts and women’s rights activists filed …
With the idea of starting a wide-ranging and serious conversation on the issues raised in this website, we have tied-up …