ENDING secret family court hearings or STARTING an inquiry into child abuse, what’s the priority?

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Is it going to be a hot summer with judges and barristers wanting to be understood, as this Daily Mail article about Sir James Munby‘s plans suggests? The Daily Mail is proud to ‘campaign’ against the secrecy of family court hearings, but their articles go only skin deep, as a child is being taken every 20 minutes, according to Channel IV’s program on adoption: 15,000 kids and counting.

Or is it the growing number of MPs (currently 91) who are demanding a national inquiry into organised child abuse that is going to make a difference to national and international acrobatics in saving and losing face?

These are posts in support:

Seven petitions are listed on E-Petition for Public Enquiry into organised Child Grooming, Child Prostitution and Paedophilia in the UK

  • The first one on the Public Enquiry has currently 2, 178 signatures.

One commentator asks

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WHEN PUBLISHING, Exposing Perpetrators or Empowering Victims – what is worth doing?

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13 11 30 Daily MailAs experienced and seasoned victims turned starfighters and whistleblowers, we have identified Seven Deadly Syndromes and Media Cover-Ups. We described them in an executive summary and an 11-page document and published them as a blog post. We started publishing victim stories in May 2010, before Victims Unite was born in August that year.

The realities of the internet change the realities of the mainstream media:

  • websites are news agencies, blogs are opinion shapers, petitions are influencers, LinkedIn profiles are business cards
  • Facebook,  YouTube and Twitter are ‘platforms’ that can’t compare with ‘professional’ radio, press and TV
  • Likes, Friends, Followers and Favorites are votes by clicks and social klout
  • the People’s Voice TV became only possible thanks to crowdfunding.

So why should I re-publish when the Daily Mail exposes a white-collar criminal? I guess it feels good not to be a lone wolf in the cyber-wilderness any more: More

I WANT TO SING, I Want to Scream, I Want to Shout: Parents and Grandparents Unite!

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This video tells the story of one of the many mothers, parents and grandparents with pictures that tell 1,000 words and lyrics that ought to be taken to heart!

AND: there’s hope:

  1. Please write and talk to your MP about our petition before the House of Commons Children Placed in Foster Care and whether s/he supports you; this is a first step towards ‘ethical elections’ for an ‘ethical Parliament’!
  2. Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, made this remarkable judgement re Baby J on 27 June 2013, thanks to the Father who dared to video how the baby was taken and used Facebook to blame Staffordshire Council,
  3. This judgement made news recently:

Paragraph 32 says: 

It is vital that public confidence in the family justice system is maintained or, if eroded, restored. There is a clear and obvious public interest in maintaining the confidence of the public at large in the courts. It is vitally important, if the administration of justice is to be promoted and public confidence in the courts maintained, that justice be administered in public – or at least in a manner which enables its workings to be properly scrutinised – so that the judges and other participants in the process remain visible and amenable to comment and criticism. This principle, as the Strasbourg court has repeatedly reiterated, is protected by both Article 6 and Article 10 of the Convention. It is a principle of particular importance in the context of care and other public law cases.

Use this judgement! Refer to it – together with the letter of the Minister who keeps repeating: the Law is clear. We just must make sure that the law is ADHERED to and COMPLIED with!!!


SECRECY @ Home = International Concerns and Scandal: especially in Nigeria & Belgium

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At the demo outside Downing StreetChristopher Booker keeps covering in The Telegraph what’s happening in Family Courts to ruin families’ lives.

Over 1,500 people signed that their secrecy should be lifted now.

In that spirit, he writes:

But The Times and the Daily Mail thought that this secrecy is being lifted by judges publishing some judgements – after secret hearings. A day later, Martin Narey claims that Family courts don’t take enough children into care, while parents and grandparents are protesting and petitioning all over the country! Look at this Dossier of Evidence!

Hence we are neither amused nor do we agree with the mainstream press. And we are far from alone. Ian Josephs, veteran watchdog of child snatching since the 1960s, writes:

“The justice dealt out  by family courts will still be vastly inferior to that of the criminal courts, until the two are bound by the same rules. In my opinion,that is precisely what should happen. I make 12 points to illustrate this:-

  1. Judges will still find “compelling reasons” not to publish controversial judgements. Their judgements are 99% in favour of local authorities so parents views will NOT be published.
  2. The public(including grandparents and relatives of parents) will still be excluded from family courts.
  3. Mothers whose babies have been taken at birth will still be threatened with jail if they” go public”. Forced adoption will uniquely in the UK continue “big time” as a major government target.
  4. More children will still be taken for emotional abuse (or risk of it !) than those removed for both sex abuse and physical abuse added together.
  5. The media will still be forbidden to name parents who want to protest openly and publicly, waive anonymity like rape victims and use their own names.
  6. Children taken into care will still have their mobiles and laptops confiscated to isolate them from family and friends. Conversation with visiting parents will still be strictly censored.
  7. Children in care receiving visits will still be forbidden to report to parents abuse by fosterers, care workers or social workers, and nearly half will still end up in jail or as sex workers.
  8. Agencies like Barnardos and N.F.A (founded by 2 social workers and sold for £130million+) will still make fortunes from recruiting fosterers and adoptive parents.
  9. Many foreign visitors who are single parents here for a holiday or to meet with relatives will if accused by uk social services of neglect etc be prevented from returning home to face social services in their homelands  and  their children will still be taken for forced adoption in the UK.
  10. Pregnant women fleeing the UK before any court proceedings start will still be tracked down in foreign countries by the SS who will often start proceedings abroad to recover the children  for forced adoption or long term fostering in the UK.
  11. Judges will continue to issue injunctions forbidding parents who have committed no crime from contacting directly or indirectly their own children for periods of many years.
  12. PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIME will continue to be inflicted on parents, as experts (described as hired guns in Prof Jane Ireland’s report for the government)predict risk of harm to children who are then adopted.

Nothing much will change…..

THE JUDGES KNOW THE SYSTEM IS ROTTEN BUT THEY DO NOT WANT TO REFORM.”

Furthermore:

The titles of recent articles by Christopher Booker in The Telegraph make it also clear:

And then there is the Nigerian press debating the rights of girls to be a child rather than become bride: 

Remember that the worst of all child snatching cases is the Nigerian family whose seven children were taken: five at home, one after the birth in hospital, one in prison – for the parents were sentenced to seven years imprisonment – in the most farcical of all staged court cases – with a rigged jury!

And here’s the latest video by Nigel Cooper whose daughter was kidnapped from Belgium.
 

SECRECY: the Cloak of Criminality? Who can do what about it?

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12 06 17 secret childWhen John Hemming MP joined us at our Westminster meeting in January 2011, to explore a Public Inquiry into White Collar Crimes, I knew that ‘secret prisoners‘ were his ‘pet subject':

  • the use of the Court of ‘Protection‘ to steal the assets of mainly elderly people, by declaring them ‘not to have capacity’ to instruct solicitors
  • as a result, people are secretly imprisoned.

At the time, I did not know as much about secret family courts as I wish I  never needed to learn:

  • secret family courts are used to sanction and ‘legalise’ the child snatching carried out by Social Services – supposedly in the ‘best interest of the child’
  • I launched Stop Forced Adoptions in the UK as an online petition that non-UK MEPs want to take further in Brussels, as soon as 2,000 signatures are reached
  • I re-vamped Ian Josephs’ www.forced-adoption.com into Punishment without Crime, as he has been advising between 3 and 6 parents a day since the sixties.

Now I have seen how extra secrecy was used in a family court case:  More

SAY IT IN hashtags: #childsnatchuk leads to #paedobritain since the PIE Manifesto

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Once upon a time, we used to write letters to each other. Now we tweet. Or at least some of us who love our computers. And Twitter is being taken seriously by mainstream media and official organisations, mainly for ‘risk management’, especially since the plane landing on the Hudson River had been helped so substantially by people tweeting.

Hashtags categorise ‘tweets':

But the policy was set up by the PIE Manifesto in 19 pages in November 1975: More

AUSTERITY CUTS, lack of Compensation for Victims and more than 5,000 uncomfortable truths in Australia

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13 04 03 Uncomfortable truthsThe Slog is a very influential political blog that embraces paedophilia as well as financial issues.

The Paedofile Special: The Fat Kitten at the CICA on £95,000 a year who keeps sex abuse victims waiting for their compensation is the latest article which for me raises a few points of principle:

As far as paedophilia and child sexual abuse are concerned:

the bad news:

  • institutional perpetrators have clearly no desire / ability to accept response-ability for either the emotional trauma or the financial consequences;

  • institutionalised child snatching goes on unchallenged, while children and parents suffer and even get criminalised and imprisoned, for the secrecy of family courts ensures that nobody knows what’s going on until people are hit themselves and have very little chances of getting their children back;
  • whistleblower Brian Pead who has been exposing Lambeth Council was sentenced to 28 days of prison for ‘contempt of court’…

the good news:

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