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.
Category: United Kingdom
Family Justice Bill Sponsored by UK MP John Hemming
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.
UK Parliamentarians Criticise Forced Adoptions of Slovak Children in England and Wales
From 2012, UK Parliamentarians Criticise Forced Adoptions of Slovak Children in England and Wales
British MP John Hemming Claims Systemic Abuse in England’s Child Protection Services
“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.
YC v The United Kingdom
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
Foster Care: Its Time to Think Out of the Box by Suranya Aiyar
“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.”
Understanding and Responding to Child Confiscation by Social Service Agencies
Suranya Aiyar surveys the principles and practices of Western child protection systems. Published in 2012 in Pravasi Today.
The Sounds of Silence: The Wrongful Diagnosis of Child Abuse – A Master Theory by Dr. James Le Fanu
UK, 2005. Paper by British physician, James Le Fanu on misdiagnosis of child abuse.
Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, and Actual Innocence: Getting it Right by Patrick D. Barnes, Keith A. Findley, David A. Moran and Waney Squier
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.