Parents in the world’s leading welfare states are increasingly facing disagreement, hostility and suspicion from public services over their children’s medical treatment.
A top Norwegian child protection expert, member of the exclusive 14-member national Expert Commission on Children, Jo Erik Brøyn, is found guilty of possessing and sharing about 200,000 pictures and 4000 hours of video showing children subjected to brutal sexual abuse. But the system appears to be very lenient on the question of this child psychiatrist’s two young children to whom he is the single parent. Is Norway’s child protection establishment reluctant to go after one of “their own”?
This article startlingly anticipates the bizarre and tragic drama that unfolded in April 2018 in Britain in the case of Baby Alfie Evans. It would appear that children as state property has an ancient legacy in Europe.
A Member of the European Parliament writes about Norway’s Orwellian system of “child protection”.
A case for abandoning utopian communitarian ideals in child welfare for a balanced approach that gives due consideration to family and love in child-raising.
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that this state-sponsored child snatching is driven by an aggressive version of feminism that views the family as an outdated patriarchal institution which oppresses children who need to be “saved” by being removed from their parents.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.
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.
Czech MP Vaclav Klaus Jr.’s strong message of support in the struggle against increasing unjust interference in the biological family by the State.
This is a translation of the guidelines issued by the Latvian Ministry of Justice to build public awareness among immigrating …
The Sunday Guardian’s series on inhumane Western child protection services makes the news in Norway again. Western critics of child protection services are having to turn to India to be heard against the unjustified removal of children by the state in their countries.