A wide ranging study arguing for a more humane approach to parents by the care system in First World countries.
The full text of the lecture is here. It is published on the website of the Courts and Administrative Tribunals judiciary. …
An informative historical survey of family law in England.
“There is a pressing need for more transparency, indeed for much more transparency, in the family justice system.”
Latest data – relentless rise in children taken into care – suggestions for further research
Follow Christopher Booker’s column in The Telegraph for regular reports on UK CPS.
“Over the past three years, mounting alarm has been expressed by the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and various eastern European governments at the readiness of Britain’s social workers to seize an ever-growing number of children from foreign parents working in the UK for what they consider to be wholly misguided reasons.”
“1 child every 20 minutes”
“A local council has been ordered to pay damages after taking a week-old baby into care because the father expressed “unorthodox” views about the need to sterilise feeding bottles. A family court judge awarded the couple and their son, who is now 15 months old, a total of £11,250 after ruling that Kirklees Council had breached their human rights and misled a judge in a bid to remove the child from their care.”
“Foster care has become a lucrative business. Whether it should be a business at all is another question.”