“The parents must then wrestle with a Kafka-esque system rigged against them in every way. They find themselves in courts where every normal principle of British justice has been stood on his head.”
“Having talked at length to the mother, …I put a series of questions to the council to get their side of the story. The response,,, was to ask the High Court to rule that I should not be allowed to write about the case at all.”
A number of anecdotes of children taken by UK Social Services.
“the child protection system is a sort of secret state….even councillors [who are supposed to oversee social workers] can be kept out of the loop.”
“the child protection system should be accountable and transparent. Shockingly, it is neither.”
“I wrote [earlier] about the many desperate parents who have approached me after losing their children to social services. One thing they all have in common is shock at how quickly the system seems to decide against them, and at how doggedly it sticks to that view despite all evidence to the contrary.”
International support for Dr Waney Squier from top experts, doctors and human rights lawyers “It is a sad day for science when a 21st-century inquisition denies one doctor the freedom to question “mainstream” beliefs. It is a particularly sad day for the parent or carer who ends up on the wrong end of another doctor’s “diagnosis” that an infant was shaken, when the child may have died from entirely different, natural causes.”
Sally Clark, a solicitor who lost two babies within weeks of their death for no apparent medical reason was convicted of murder based on spurious theories of parental abuse. Her conviction was later overturned.
John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 1:44 pm, 12th September 2013 I refer the House to my chairmanship of the …
A moving speech by John Hemming, and a heartless and casual response defending UK CPS from a Minister in the then Government. Her speech is gives some of the history of child removals by Social Services in Britain.