Parents with learning difficulties are having their children taken into care because officials say they are too intellectually slow to cope, an ITV News investigation has found.
7 г. назад
Adoption is now high on the political agenda as the best option for the 65,000 children in care. But, with less than 5% actually placed for adoption, children must wait an average two years and seven months for a permanent family. Why does it take so long? What is the human cost?
6 г. назад
SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento family was torn apart after a 5-month-old baby boy was taken from his parents following a visit to the doctor. The young couple thought their problems were behind them after their son had a scare at the hospital, but once they got home their problems got even worse. It all began nearly two weeks ago, when Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took their 5-month-old boy Sammy to Sutter Memorial Hospital to be treated for flu symptoms, but they didn't like the care Sammy was getting. UPDATE: Couple still unclear why CPS took their baby For example, one day Anna asked why a nurse was giving her son antibiotics. "I asked her, for what is that? And she's like, 'I don't know.' I'm like, 'you're working as a nurse, and you don't even know what to give to my baby for what,'" Anna explained. According to Anna, a doctor later said Sammy shouldn't have been on the antibiotics. Anna said Sammy suffers from a heart murmur and had been seeing a doctor at Sutter for regular treatment since he was born. After Sammy was treated for flu symptoms last week, doctors at Sutter admitted him to the pediatric ICU to monitor his condition. After a few days, Anna said doctors began talking about heart surgery. FACEBOOK: Fans talk about the family's story "If we got the one mistake after another, I don't want to have my baby have surgery in the hospital where I don't feel safe," Anna said. Anna argued with doctors about getting a second opinion. Without a proper discharge, she finally took Sammy out of the hospital to get a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente. "The police showed up there. They saw that the baby was fine," Anna said. "They told us that Sutter was telling them so much bad stuff that they thought that this baby is dying on our arms." Medical records from the doctor treating Sammy at Kaiser Permanente said the baby as clinically safe to go home with his parents. The doctor added, "I do not have concern for the safety of the child at home with his parents." "So police saw the report from the doctors, said, 'okay guys, you have a good day,' and they walked away," Anna said. Anna said the next day police and child protective services showed up on her doorstep. Alex Nikolayev said he met them outside a short time after they arrived. "I was pushed against the building, smacked down. I said, 'am I being placed under arrest?' He smacked me down onto the ground, yelled out, 'I think I got the keys to the house,'" Alex said. Then police let themselves inside. On home video shot with a camera Anna set up herself, police can be seen entering her front door on Wednesday. "I'm going to grab your baby, and don't resist, and don't fight me ok?" a Sacramento police officer said in the video. "He's like, 'okay let your son go,' so I had to let him go, and he grabbed my arm, so I couldn't take Sammy. And they took Sammy, and they just walked away," Anna said. When News10 spoke with police, they said talk to CPS; CPS did not say much about the case. Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, Anna said that a CPS social worker told her, the reason they took Sammy is because of severe neglect; however, the social worker didn't elaborate on that neglect. MORE: How does CPS decide when to remove a child from his parents? Sutter Memorial was asked to comment on the story, but the hospital said the case was with CPS and law enforcement and they would have to comment on the case. CPS said they can't specifically comment on this case because of privacy law, but CPS spokesperson Laura McCasland said, "We conduct a risk assessment of the child's safety and rely heavily on the direction of health care providers." "It seems like parents have no right whatsoever," Alex said. On Thursday, Anna and Alex were allowed a one hour visitation with Sammy; he's currently in protective custody at Sutter Memorial Hospital. "His smile, it's everything for me," Anna said. "I was so happy to see him." Anna and Alex have a court hearing scheduled for Monday. "We did everything," Anna said. "We went from one hospital to another. We just wanted to be safe, that he is in good hands." News10/KXTV http://www.news10.net/news/article/242734/2/Couple-fights-to-get-baby-back-from-CPS-police
5 г. назад
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8 г. назад
Stop Generational Curses, Fast! Generational curses, rejection, instability, abuse and demon powers attack many families. If your family is under assault, it could be possible that a family curse is visiting. Curses include premature death, sickness, accidents, divorce, family feuds, addictions, and others. http://www.JonasClark.com Family curses and generational curses are reoccurring problems that steal, kill, and destroy. Scripture is clear God visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children up to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5). Curses don't visit your family without a cause. When someone up the family tree gives spirits the right to visit because of iniquity, they come looking for a reason to mess up your life. Take courage. After family curses and generational curses are exposed Christ's deliverance is readily available. Find out how. http://www.jonasclark.com/breaking-family-generational-curses-kit/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for watching. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/JonasClarkTV Check out Apostle Jonas Clark's online e-store for more exciting product offers. http://www.jonasclark.com/breaking-family-generational-curses-kit/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.jonasclark.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonasclarkministries Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/114354190619446288230/+JonasClarkTV/posts
3 г. назад
A sobbing 6-year-old girl was pulled from the arms of her foster parents and bundled off to extended relatives because she is 1.5 percent Native American. The child was removed in accordance with a federal law designed to protect Native American children. Lexi will be sent to live with extended Choctaw family members in Utah, authorities said. Foster parents Rusty and Summer Page vowed to get the girl back, saying they love their daughter and have been caring for her since she was a toddler.
4 г. назад
Marley spots social services approaching his house and tries to get in and warn everyone . Unfortunately he is too late and all of the Kelly children are taken away leaving Rose distraught and alone. S4 EP5 Website: http://www.waterlooroad.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WaterlooRd Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialwaterlooroad Subscribe to the official Waterloo Road channel for weekly updates and more: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialwaterlooroad
3 г. назад
Great Britain is one of two European countries where ‘forced adoption’ takes place, whereby a child’s biological parents are given no say in the decision to give up their offspring. The stated motive for the practice is putting the child’s interests first, but opponents insist that social workers often abuse their powers simply to meet targets. Human rights activists have raised concerns about the fairness of the system. They believe child protection services often act on false allegations and operate under vague definitions of child abuse to forcibly remove children from their natural parents. Many families have had to flee the country just to keep their kids.
10 г. назад
Recognizing Child Development Problems / Educational Video. Public domain video courtesy of CDC. It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you know all the ways you should measure your childs growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier its recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential. Early recognition of developmental disabilities such as autism is key for parents and providers. CDC realized the impact on families and invested in a campaign to help parents measure their children's progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak and act. What is child development? A child's growth is more than just physical. Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives, starting at birth. A child's development can be followed by how they play, learn, speak, and behave. What is a developmental delay? Will my child just grow out of it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in playing, learning, speaking, behaving, and moving (crawling, walking, etc.). A developmental delay is when your child does not reach these milestones at the same time as other children the same age. If your child is not developing properly, there are things you can do that may help. Most of the time, a developmental problem is not something your child will "grow out of" on his or her own. But with help, your child could reach his or her full potential! What is developmental screening? Doctors and nurses use developmental screening to tell if children are learning basic skills when they should, or if they might have problems. Your child's doctor may ask you questions or talk and play with your child during an exam to see how he or she learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. Since there is no lab or blood test to tell if your child may have a delay, the developmental screening will help tell if your child needs to see a specialist. Why is developmental screening important? When a developmental delay is not recognized early, children must wait to get the help they need. This can make it hard for them to learn when they start school. In the United States, 17 percent of children have a developmental or behavioral disability such as autism, intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation), or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas. In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas. But, less than half of children with problems are identified before starting school. During this time, the child could have received help for these problems and may even have entered school more ready to learn. Talk to your child's doctor or nurse if you have concerns about how your child is developing. If you or your doctor think there could be a problem, you can take your child to see a developmental pediatrician or other specialist, and you can contact your local early intervention agency (for children under 3) or public school (for children 3 and older) for help. To find out who to speak to in your area, you can contact the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities by logging on to http://www.nichcy.org/ or calling 1-800-695-0285. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has links to information for families at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/resources/familyresources.htm. If there is a problem, it is very important to get your child help as soon as possible.
6 г. назад
Lara Spencer gets firsthand account of a little girl's tale of survival.
1 г. назад
BBC Documentary exploring the problems of the care system. Presenter: Rebecca Southworth Filmmaker: Rebecca Southworth BBC ONE "Deeply personal documentary in which Rebecca Southworth traces her own life - taken into social services care. She explores why so many people end up living such troubled lives after they leave the care system"