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.
5 г. назад
Brian Gerrish about child stealing and abusing by the state. UK. Your government can confiscate your children from you for any reason. Your children are property of the state. Note that on the other hand mothers get away with killings of their newborns and female teachers get away with sexual abuses of students on nearly daily basis. Why aren't the state and it's social services outraged with these crimes and serious abuses of children ? Maybe because in these cases there are NO CHILDREN TO CONFISCATE and no families to break up ! ~ links ~ Zbigniew Zarnoch's BOOKS & info: https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Zbigniew-Zarnoch/e/B01JAEHYVO/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
3 г. назад
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Dr. Scheyett describes the ways that social workers serve their communities. Anna serves as dean of the College of Social Work at USC. Her research examines community integration of vulnerable populations, especially those with serious mental illnesses, those with HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
5 г. назад
ITV This Morning - A Mother has been reunited with the daughter who was taken from her almost 17 years ago. Yvonne Coulter, of Ironville, was parted from daughter Tammy when she was seven months old.
6 г. назад
Oct 2006. P1-3. Inspector General Report: State Unjustly Terminates Parental Rights For Federal Money. Herald-Leader. State child protection officials are using foster children as "bartering items" in an adoption push that a recent report equated to the "black-market selling of children". http://www.kentucky.com Jan 2007. KY OIG in CHFS Delivers Scathing Report. 61-pg OIG report concludes: False documentation, dishonesty, false signatures, omission or supplementation of case records; Unprofessional conduct; Regional managers abused power, neglected to follow chain of command, stripped supervisors of their authority including case review; Caseworkers exuded an attitude of superiority + held birth parents to higher difficult-to-meet standards. http://www.wlky.com/news/10723437/detail.html?subid=10101262 CPS Foster Care + Forced Adoptions - the "Other" Kentucky Lottery. National Institute on Children Youth & Families Inc & Kentucky Youth Advocates http://www.kyyouth.org/Publications/06pub_ChildProtectionPermanency.pdf Jan 2007. Repulsive Mess; Social-services Scandal Needs Strong Cleaner. Sadistic and criminal aren't words usually associated with social workers. But they come to mind while reading the results of a year-long investigation into a Ky child-protection bureaucracy that was allowed to go rogue. Social workers gave each other nicknames like "The Queen of Removal" + "Terminator" and laughed as they stripped children from their parents. Workers + supervisors lied and falsified documents to cover up misconduct + misled an accrediting agency. Those who protested or reported abuses were targeted for retaliation; those responsible were rewarded. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/16495152.htm Nov 2007 Social Workers Allege Abuses. In a follow-up to a 3-year investigation, News32 interviewed a group of KY social workers who alleged families are harassed and workers are pressured to boost adoption numbers. Pat Moore was a state social worker until she was fired for not ignoring allegations of abuse in a foster home. When Moore found that 2 foster parents had criminal records, a son living with them had multiple felonies, + a convicted sex offender visited and cared for the children, she refused to arrange an adoption. Her supervisors responded the adoption must proceed quickly. "The basis for this is the tie to the federal money," Moore's attorney, Tom Beiting said. "Every time a child is not placed in the home the state through its Cabinet is losing money." Moore filed suit and last month, the state paid $380,000 to settle it. The high-adoption trend began in 2004. Adoptions ballooned to 724 while federal bonus money more than doubled, $452,000 the previous year to more than $1 million. "The Cabinet puts pressure on stats because federal and state money come from statistics," said another social worker. The concerted effort to take children + put them up for adoption was so brazen, she actually saw someone successfully place an order for children. "Someone could not have a child and wanted a child so within the community," the social worker said. "This person saw a family in distress, having a hard time, relayed to workers that they would like those children, and that's exactly what has happened." Vanessa Shanks had her kids taken away. When she fought back, her relatives had their children taken away. After she won in court, her attorney's child was taken away. http://www.wlky.com/news/14596226/detail.html Posted in accordance with U.S.C. Title17 Ch1 Sec107 Fair use, for purposes of education, activism, criticism, research. No profit or monies solicited
7 г. назад
This Cutting Edge film explores one of the longest-running, most emotionally charged battles in British medical history. In one corner, a pioneering doctor who dared to accuse mothers of abusing their own children. In the other corner are the mothers who counter-claim that the doctor was the abuser - using his power so that he could research on the children to test his own medical theories. With unprecedented access to both sides of the story, this authored documentary by Bafta award-winning film-maker Leo Regan explores the controversy surrounding paediatrician Dr David Southall and the group of mothers he accused of abusing their children. Filmed over two years, Regan gets to the heart of this war between doctors and mothers and tries to find out who's telling the truth.
6 г. назад
Social services are targeting white children from Eastern European families because they are more likely to be adopted by white British families. That's the claim by Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, John Hemming. It's a serious allegation denied by social workers. But foreign embassies in the UK say they are worried about reports of forced adoption, turning a domestic issue into a potential diplomatic row. Rebecca Burns reports on the latest scandal to hit social services in England and Wales. http://ruvr.co.uk/2012_10_27/92563999/ Photo: Matthew Hale http://www.flickr.com/people/matthewjhale/
7 г. назад
Fassit Archive R.E.M. fm - Radio Europe Mediterranean - 104.8 fm Costa del Sol) Fassit Support Spokesperson Adele is invited on 'Radio Europe Spain' to take part in her second public debate on the role of the Social Services with Felicity Collier - Chief executive of the charity the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.
7 г. назад
Fathers lose bid for equal custody rights after review of family law Fathers' hopes of securing equal rights over their children will be dashed when a review of family law is published. Final Report http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/policy/moj/family-justice-review-final.htm Plans to give parents equal rights to share custody of their children in the event of a split have been rejected by the Family Justice Review, led by former civil servant and businessman David Norgrove. In a further blow to fathers' rights campaigners, the Norgrove Report will also reject calls to enshrine in law the principle that children should have a 'meaningful relationship' with both their mother and father. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056375/Fathers-lose-bid-equal-custody-rights-review-family-law.html#ixzz1cftJgrQB
10 г. назад
The first Unicef-supported project that Ewan and Charley visited was in Kiev, Ukraine, set up to help children who have been physically and emotionally affected by the disaster in Chernobyl in 1996. The legacy of the Chernobyl power plant disaster still affects the health, social, emotional and economic lives of more than 3.5 million people, 1 million of whom are children. Many of the children today suffer from iodine deficiency, which causes goitre and learning difficulties. There has also been a reported increase in leukaemia rates and thyroid cancer among children, as well as learning and emotional difficulties. Over 200 children attend the Assistance to children affected by Chernobyl Centre every day after school. The centre offers a range of educational, social and emotional support through activities such as film-making, sports, counselling and physiotherapy. As part of the project, children are also encouraged to become "volunteers", visiting disabled children in the community who are unable to come to the project, and helping to build friendships and confidence. The problem of iodine deficiency has led to significant public health and social problems in the Ukraine. It has also been found that thyroid cancer, whilst associated with radiation, is exacerbated by low iodine intake. Funds from the Long Way Round have been supporting a UNICEF campaign to increase the use of iodised salt within the Ukraine. Increased use of iodised salt will have a positive impact on the health of the country's population and also on the economy. Funds have also supported a "Faces of Chernobyl" photo exhibition which featured images taken by children, focusing on their daily lives. This helped to attract public interest and commitment to address the problems of children affected by Chernobyl and put a real face to the Chernobyl disaster. http://www.unicef.org.uk/longwaydown?thesource=yt
5 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