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Sue Reid on the Baby Snatchers

The link is to a Daily Mail article about the baby snatchers.

Where the growth in babies being taken into care is most dramatic is the newborn babies adopted last year of whom 920 were under 1 week when taken into care. In 1995 the figure was 370.

Remembering that some are taken into care because they are abandoned (possibly about 250) this is a massive increase in terms of babies taken into care from parents who want to keep them.

In reading Sue's article please also read my own post about Shaken Baby Syndrome where I look at the US experience.

Comments

Norfolk Blogger said…
A friend of mine nearly had his son taken from him three years ago. His sonw, who used to suffer badly from asthma, had an asthma attack and had to be rushed to A&E. When he got there, the doctor cared little about the Asthma, but questioned them (my friend and his wife) in some depth about the cut on their son's forehead. The next thing they know a social worker turns up and they are taken in to a separate room.

Now the cut was as a result of an accident at he nursery. They knew it was in the Nursery's accident book but since they took him to hospital on a Sunday, they could not get the records on a Sunday. It came to a point that Social Services were threatening to take their son (who was only 12 months old) in to care. The only reason they did not go ahead was beause my friend threatened them with the full force of the law and objected lucidly to their behaviour as professionals.

It is quite frightening what can happen to some people and how obsessive some so called professionals get.

It is also a lesson to anyone who might have to take their kids in to Hospital. Beeware if they have any cuts or bruises.

When my friend got the accident report from the nursery and sent it to the hospital, he did not even get an apology.
john said…
It is worth remembering the fees that the professionals get for given so called "expert" advice in the Family Court. There are judges who are only interested in having one expert in court. (The one that diagnoses guilty)
cal said…
my daughter gave birth on friday, that evening two social workers told her to find a solicitor for court monday morning. The court awarded social services a care order because my daughter is mildly autistic. Her rights, including those of a disabled person were ignored. She could not be in court, she's still in hospital, we, as grandparents of the child were kept out as we had no rights (so they told us). All the reasons for the care order were flawed, some of it blatant lies. Cal.

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