Sunday, July 15, 2007

Beware of the Baby Snatchers part II

The secret family courts and social services are at it again. I reported on this in the Telegraph a short while ago where family courts sitting in secrecy were putting children up for adoption even where the parents had been cleared of any charge of abuse and indeed on the worrying rise of under one years olds taken into care and adopted.

Well now the Sunday Telegraph reports on the case of a couple who had their daughter taken into care on suspicion of sexual abuse followed shortly after by her sister just after her birth.

The police after exhaustive investigation have concluded that there is not sufficient evidence to bring charges against the parents. In many ways that would be fair enough, but the parents need to be exonerated and they never can be in such circumstances.

The situation has of course moved on. The children have been in care so long that they have now been placed with potential adoptive parents. It seems the weight of the system is against the parents as the courts are likely to take the view "that it is in the best interests of the child" not to change the status quo.

This makes me so angry. Parents who have done nothing wrong will not be banged up for 10 years, but will be deprived of their children for life, whilst at the same time the children will be denied their biological parents for life despite all the evidence indicating that is the best relationship.

The family courts need a kick up the backside and secret hearings need to be ended yesterday.

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