Searching BBC News for ‘child abuse’ results in these articles. My selection are these to paint a ‘critical picture’, as I’m preparing follow-ups from my last trip to Brussels. There, a Polish mum addressed the Committee on behalf of ‘defenceless children’ and ‘intimidated parents’. Intimidation takes place via threat with prison. And already in 2006, Harriet Harman MP admitted that 200 parents a year are being imprisoned through the secrecy of family courts.
Last night I spoke with a ‘process server’ who had a ‘package’ for me. She claimed that by opening the envelope from a firm of solicitors in Milton Keynes and by reading a ‘Reporting Restriction Order’ about a case I never heard of, I was ‘served’ with this ‘package’ that I refused to accept… Gagging is one of the characteristics that make the UK unique among European countries. That’s why parents were punished for going to Brussels and that’s why other Parents fight British social services ‘gag’ to petition European Parliament.
Can you join the dots between
10 Nov 2014: Timeline: 1980s child abuse allegations – The key events that led to the launch of two reviews into the way allegations of child abuse were handled in Westminster and wider society.
10 Nov 2014: Why the historical child abuse inquiries are in the news – There have been claims for many years about paedophiles in powerful places and establishment attempts to cover-up their actions.
18 Nov 2014: Organised child sex abuse ‘widespread in England’, MPs say – MPs said Rotherham Council’s child protection policies were “divorced from reality” – Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.
19 Nov 2014: Councils leaving children at sex-abuse risk, says Ofsted – The Ofsted report comes against a backdrop of allegations over organised child abuse and exploitation – Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse because of council failures, the children’s services watchdog has said.