FGM In England – Question It!

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Welcome to another week.

New statistics released by NHS Digital on 5th December about the number of identified cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) suggest that whilst newly recorded cases of FGM have dropped slightly, the scale of cases identified is still cause for concern.

The research tells us that in the previous quarter, more than 1,060 cases in the UK were reported, including 20 cases where the procedure itself was undertaken.

Our question this week then, is just this: how can we further reduce the number of FGM cases?

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The End Of Forced Adoption In The UK? Meet The Social Workers Challenging The System.

Music to my ears. It’s the families and their children who are made to suffer the rest of their entire lives at the end of the day. A blind eye is being turned to procedural errors and very serious mistakes. Once parents/natural parents are discovering the deeper evidence they are not being supported, or getting their questions answered satisfactorily and are instead being met with even further contempt!

Rather than out the LA responsible, there are Judges instead preferring to restrict the parents/natural parents/journalists or gag them when bringing applications to air their concerns leaving them with the more questions than originally thought left to answer. Reminded the parents/natural parents they do have the powers to injunct journalists and where families have been wronged beggars belief!

It is meant to be about the best interests of the children, but then how come when adoptees/alleged adoptees want answers, they are going ignored by Family Court’s?

All i have seen is avoidance and half answered questions and then ones considered to eg make vexatious requests. I believe anywhere where there are wrong spelling of children’s names/d.o.b’s/discrepancies with what happened for what year held on written record there are potentially ‘double case files’ meaning ‘double the money’ made using our innocent UK children.

Why would professionals refuse to put the things they say into writing, return emails from court failing to attach the author’s name, bribe parents with their contact being stopped unlawfully just because they won’t play ball the LA’s way for a quicker outcome not for the children’s best interests necessarily but for them.

There are children who get hurt where it is proved in criminal court it was not deliberate too, yet LA’s will still carry on playing the NAI card falsely using risk of significant harm regardless. False diagnosis is another one, and rather than hold their hands up they would rather change tactic and move goal posts all the time instead of these criminals facing the prosecution and being held to account like they deserve.

The thing that has grinded me most, is when Judge’s fail to write everything as they should into court orders and judgements, but then again i suppose where there is fraud discovered by a Judge, they are going to be reluctant to do so and to protect who? because it isn’t the children.

Great post again Natasha, thank you. I will be sure to share everywhere i can xx

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The End Of Forced Adoption In The UK? Meet The Social Workers Challenging The System.

Music to my ears. It’s the families and their children who are made to suffer the rest of their entire lives at the end of the day. A blind eye is being turned to procedural errors and very serious mistakes. Once parents/natural parents are discovering the deeper evidence they are not being supported, or getting their questions answered satisfactorily and are instead being met with even further contempt!

Rather than out the LA responsible, there are Judges instead preferring to restrict the parents/natural parents/journalists or gag them when bringing applications to air their concerns leaving them with the more questions than originally thought left to answer. Reminded the parents/natural parents they do have the powers to injunct journalists and where families have been wronged beggars belief!

It is meant to be about the best interests of the children, but then how come when adoptees/alleged adoptees want answers, they are going ignored by Family Court’s?

All i have seen is avoidance and half answered questions and then ones considered to eg make vexatious requests. I believe anywhere where there are wrong spelling of children’s names/d.o.b’s/discrepancies with what happened for what year held on written record there are potentially ‘double case files’ meaning ‘double the money’ made using our innocent UK children.

Why would professionals refuse to put the things they say into writing, return emails from court failing to attach the author’s name, bribe parents with their contact being stopped unlawfully just because they won’t play ball the LA’s way for a quicker outcome not for the children’s best interests necessarily but for them.

There are children who get hurt where it is proved in criminal court it was not deliberate too, yet LA’s will still carry on playing the NAI card falsely using risk of significant harm regardless. False diagnosis is another one, and rather than hold their hands up they would rather change tactic and move goal posts all the time instead of these criminals facing the prosecution and being held to account like they deserve.

The thing that has grinded me most, is when Judge’s fail to write everything as they should into court orders and judgements, but then again i suppose where there is fraud discovered by a Judge, they are going to be reluctant to do so and to protect who? because it isn’t the children.

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A new piece of research written by social workers predicts that forced adoption will come to an end in the UK. The document also offers new research on the impact of adoptions on birth parents and asks whether it is right for the government to pursue adoption at any cost.

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The report, entitled, “The End of Non-Consensual Adoption? Promoting the Wellbeing of Children in Care,” has been co-written by Joe Smeeton, Director of Social Work Education at the University of Salford and Jo Ward, a Principal Lecturer in the Division of Social Work and Professional Practice at Nottingham Trent University.

It’s a brave piece of research which in part goes against the grain in a country where removing vulnerable children without parental consent is seen as an acceptable practice.

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The paper predicts that non consensual adoption will eventually come to an end in the UK, largely due to fierce…

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Government Ignores Freedom Of Information Request On Its Child Protection Consultations

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The government has failed to respond to a Freedom Of Information Request we made last month which asked them what had happened to all of its child welfare consultations.

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We sent our request on 15th October. The reply was due on or before the 10th November. Unusually, we never received a notification from the FOI website alerting us to the delay.

The government’s failure to respond in time means that they have broken the law. Researching Reform has now launched a review to find out why the request has been ignored.

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We’ll update this story as soon as we know more.

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Forced Adoption – Question It!

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Welcome to another week.

A petition calling on the government to investigate forced adoption and fostering in the UK has been started by the family of murdered toddler, Elsie, whose real name was Shayla.

Shayla was killed by her adoptive father after the local authority placed her in his care.

The petition has gathered over 4,000 signatures and calls on the government to carry out an independent review of both forced adoption and fostering. The petition calls these practices a form of child abuse, and suggests they are tantamount to child abduction. It also highlights the ‘risk of future/ significant harm’ test under S.31 of the Children Act 1989, which allows social workers to remove children on the basis that harm to a child could take place in the future, often with very little evidence to support the view. The petition also calls out the lack of transparency in the…

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