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.
This Bill was defeated in the UK Parliament, but we have included it here to give readers an idea of the child protection system in the UK. All debates and speeches are from https://www.theyworkforyou.com.
From 2012, UK Parliamentarians Criticise Forced Adoptions of Slovak Children in England and Wales
“England’s child protection system is in crisis.” From paper submitted to the UK Parliament in 2011. ‘It is the view of the author that there is a widespread abuse of human rights in the UK. In particular, children are being removed from families merely to satisfy government targets in terms of achieving numbers of children adopted.” from paper submitted to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights in 2007.
Judgment of European Court of Human Rights on Right to Family Life under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Date: 13 March 2012
“We must reject the ideology of the Western child welfare services that makes a split between the interest of the child on the on hand and the presence of parents and extended family in its life on the other.”
Suranya Aiyar surveys the principles and practices of Western child protection systems. Published in 2012 in Pravasi Today.
UK, 2005. Paper by British physician, James Le Fanu on misdiagnosis of child abuse.
USA, UK, 2012. A peer-reviewed academic paper refuting Shaken Baby Syndrome theory as a default diagnosis when certain symptoms are presented by babies and children.