Tag: Social Services

Oct 16

Father freed after rooftop protest

Eugene Lukjanenko celebrates winning his rooftop protest battle outside Chatham Magistrates Court. But his fight to have Medway return his son continues.

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Jun 11

Southampton heads adoption lottery

Southampton City Council heads the adoption lottery

Research into adoption and care rates has revealed a postcode lottery.  Children in some areas in England are 12 times more likely to be removed and adopted by child protection units. The BBC and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism sent Freedom of Information Act enquiries to all English local authorities.  Half provided full responses.  The …

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Feb 01

Ofsted targets ‘fundamentalists’

Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted

According to the BBC, England’s chief inspector of schools is targetting what she calls ‘fundamentalists’ and ‘religious extremists’. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, says some community leaders see schools as vehicles to ‘indoctrinate impressionable minds’. They use schools to narrow children’s horizons and ‘pervert education’, she says. Some schools even promote ‘extremist ideology’. She is …

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Sep 11

Medway Council’s Emotional Abuse

Sara Root was taken to court for contempt by Medway Council

A mother who says her two youngest children were wrongly taken into care by Medway Council was given a six-month suspended prison sentence at the end of last month by Judge Richard Polden Sara Root told Christian Voice her children were taken seven years ago for ‘emotional abuse’. District Judge Graham Green made a judgment …

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Aug 31

Muslim Tower Hamlets foster carers in storm over Christian child

East London Family Court, situated in a tower block at Canary Wharf, hears cases from Tower Hamlets

A child in care from a Christian family was placed in care with a strict Muslim foster family who ridiculed her Christian beliefs, according to reports. The child, who cannot be named because of family court rules, was placed in foster care by social workers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Social Services sent …

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Jul 19

Medway dispute Mother guilty of ‘contempt’

Maidstone County Court

A mother in dispute with social services was found guilty yesterday of contempt of court.  The case has not yet concluded so we shall refer to her as ‘SR’. Sitting at Maidstone County Court, in open court, Judge Richard Polden held ‘SR’ had  breached an injunction forbidding her from naming her children and reporting on …

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Jun 13

Tories promise family courts reform

This protest at Edward Timpson's home in May, led to a manifesto commitment on reform of the family courts

The Conservative Party promised reform of the family courts in their manifesto following a rooftop protest. It is of course open to argument whether the manifesto commitment was a response to the protest at the home of Edward Timpson.  Mr Timpson was Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families in the previous government.  It follows he …

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Jan 18

Family Court Restrictions: father ‘in contempt’

The defendant before a similar case in January

A father fighting a local authority in the family court narrowly escaped jail for contempt of court yesterday. We may only identify him as ‘EL’ and his fourteen-year-old son as ‘J’ on instruction from Judge Richard Scarratt, pursuant to rules designed to protect the secrecy of the family courts. [At the time of writiing, we …

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Jan 17

Father fighting Medway Council faces jail for contempt

Melanie Gill, inventor of 'Inherited Holocaust Trauma'

Medway Council is asking a court to jail a father for contempt of court after he posted a picture of his in-care son online. Medway Council took son into care Canterbury Family Court heard the father, a concert pianist, had breached an order made by Mrs Justice Theis in 2015 banning him, or anyone, from …

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Oct 11

Transport Police in the dock

British Transport Police have been accused of a gross miscarriage of justice in a misconduct hearing. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas chaired a tribunal which dismissed an officer whose children were wrongly taken into care last year after their eldest son made a false allegation of abuse against him and his wife. The couple, …

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