Seminar Looks To Gather Evidence On Harm Caused By Forced Adoption

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A seminar organised by Legal Action For Women has been organised to gather evidence on how forced adoption affects children who have been removed from their mothers and separated from other family members.

The event, entitled “Do No Harm”, will be hosted by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP.

Confirmed speakers include:

Andy Bilson, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, who will offer insight into new research on rising levels of investigation of families by social services and of children taken ‘into care’.

Victoria Childs, Psychotherapy and Counsellors Union, who will talk about the long term impact of separation from birth families.

Dr Radha Kothari, Clinical psychologist, who has been conducting research with mothers in order to improve the support mother receive.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Shadow Minister for Children & Families.

Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape – who will talk about how separation can be worse than…

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