Enfield closes Fassit for a few hours
The link is to the FASSIT website which is one of the groups trying to help people fight the miscarriages of justice in the Family Courts.
On 19th June the London Borough of Enfield obtained an interim injuction preventing people from talking about one particular miscarriage of justice.
This resulted in the fassit website being taken down whilst it had all references to this case removed from it.
These actions by local authorities are counterproductive for two reasons:
a) They merely ensure that people go outside the jurisdiction of the courts for their web hosting.
b) They act to undermine adoption. If the local authority prevents people talking about the truth in respect of some cases then this raises questions about more cases. If people refuse to adopt when they find out the truth then they worry if they are prevented from finding out the truth.
We do need to think about the effect that this rush to judgment has on adoptive families. There are two families who adopted the Websters' children who now know that the children should have remained with their birth parents.
That is not a good situation.