Mothers fear social services
One explanation many gave was that they were afraid that health visitors would call in the social services, leading to the possibility they would lose their children.
The extract is from a BBC story (see link) about mothers fearing the involvement of social services. There was an important change in court procedures which started on 1st November which allows people who have been through the family courts to tell others (but not the media) of the details of their case.
The problem is that we have ended up in a surreal world where when allegations are made without evidence that there is a need for the subject of the allegations to prove their innocence. If they do not prove their innocence and then continue to deny the allegation they suffer, if they accept the allegation they suffer.
Eric Pickles has put down an EDM about this issue. There is a need for a wider scrutiny of what is done in the name of child protection.
In the mean time we have the first "high level" risk of interruption in the South West gas supply and 1 medium level risk in the South East. At a guess this arises from the relatively low level of removal from storage yesterday.