MOUNTING CONCERN as more Portuguese parents lose children to British social services

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14 06 07 AlgarveThis is the story written by Natasha Donn and published by the ALGARVE Resident on 07 June 2014:

Following the desperate story of the Pedros – absolved of wrong-doing in the police case that stripped them of their children but still waiting miserably to be reunited as a family – more news has come out of UK to support allegations of a high-level forced adoption ring involving thousands of children.

Público newspaper reports this week of up to five cases where Portuguese immigrants in Britain have had their children taken from them – without charges being pressed or indeed proven. They are reported to be warned that any communication, online or to the press, could mean that they never see their children again.

John Hemming, the Liberal Democrat MP who has been fighting for Justice for Families for years, claims parents are threatened with imprisonment if they speak out – and that this would mean the loss of their parental rights.

McKenzie Friend adviser Ian Josephs also told Público that as opposed to criminal courts where people are considered innocent until proven guilty, the opposite is the case in family courts.

“There, parents are considered guilty until they can prove their innocence” – and that is if their case ever gets to the family court.

In many cases children are removed from their parents and simply not returned even if the parent is not charged.

This appears to be the case in the situation involving at least one of the Portuguese parents in the Público investigation.

The 29-year-old lost her five-month-old daughter after taking her to hospital with a bruise on her head.

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JOHN HEMMING MP recommends: Flee the Country because you can’t have a Fair Trial

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At long last: BBC Breakfast is reporting! John Hemming MP says:

The process is soo unfair, parents should flee the country!

The Government says:

The reform of family justice is of critical priority. They want new standards for expert witnesses and better outcomes. 

But who looks at the ORIGIN of the problem? At the CAUSE and GENESIS?

What is worse:

  • that Social Services are malicious,
  • that ‘experts’ make mistakes
  • or that the judiciary doesn’t give you fair trials?

Too little too late, as ever…

But: more tonight on the Panorama special I Want My Baby Back! John Sweeney investigates the secretive world of the family courts - a tiny reflection of the real truth and the true realities we know…

 

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DON’T ADOPT My Son! – A Leaflet for the Next Empowerment Monday

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Empowerment Mondays at the Royal Courts of Justice in London are powerful opportunities for victims to unite and dare to ‘come out’ and ‘speak out’.

DON’T ADOPT MY SON[1]

Homeless in the US whilst he is kept for adoption[2]
as published by John Hemming– the only MP
who stands up for Justice for Families[3]

Melissa’s story is typical for what is unique in the UK[4]: child snatching aka state kidnapping, especially foreigners, sanctioned by courts, parents gagged from speaking out under threat of imprisonment, mainstream media not reporting the truth and children screaming to be heard[5]. Parents are punished without having committed any crime[6]. Forced adoptions[7] take place without their consent.

Deported, imprisoned and beaten for being a parent[8] and Social workers damn us both ways[9] are Christopher Booker’s articles about Melissa Laird[10] in The Telegraph. As McKenzie Friends[11] (lay legal advisors) we visited her in HMP Holloway for nearly two years. We reported: Five mothers on hunger strike[12] which resulted in a gagging order[13] and two journalists being banned from Holloway. We published She wins in Court, but gets beaten up in Prison[14]. One month later, the police interviewed her but no-one got charged.

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EMPOWERMENT MONDAY with KELLIE COTTAM to Expose Forced Adoptions – despite the Storm

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Tomorrow, Monday at the Royal Courts of Justice: Kellie Cottam who dares Flintshare Council to put her in jail, while demanding her children back for Christmas.

Court 43; Before MR JUSTICE MOOR; Monday, 28 October, 2013; At 10:30 AM
Applications/Summonses in Court as in Chambers
FD07D02865  Reading Day. The court is supposed to be ‘vacated’ but she’ll be there to clarify and move on!

I have accompanied more parents than I wish I had to – in and out of prison, starting with Vicky Haigh, the first parent and council named in Parliament by John Hemming MP. She is still far from seeing her daughter and has been ‘inside’ twice, while the worst of all child snatching cases still needs at lot of attention, too: the Nigerian Musas whose seven children were taken, while a farcically staged trial with a hand picked jury sent them to prison for seven years.

Hence I ‘wear three gagging orders with pride’ as my websites were used in courts – but the only ‘secret’ is supposed to be the name and photo of children – who are advertised for adoptions like pets, as Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph. It’s this utter hypocrisy that gets to me. Supposedly in the “best interest of the child” – but children are NEVER listened to! Instead they are being irreparably damaged and abused. Statistics prove it, but reason or common sense do NOT prevail. It’s all about Welcome to filthy Britain!

I started with state kidnapping as no 12 of the cases we should group to change the law, as advised by Lord Sudeley – the worst historic bankruptcy that the country should be utterly ashamed of.

Since then I built websites and petitions with a Dossier of Online Evidence of currently 10 pages. The latest for Melissa Laird who was deported so that her son could be adopted by Barnet Council and Phil Thompson – the great-grandfather who dares Walsall Council for its crimes. More

THREE POSITIVE Judgements by Sir James Munby and 4,000 Financial Ombudsmen (and -women)

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13 10 25 Jail Social WorkersIt is too soon to sing Hallelujah, but here are two stories in one week that make our hearts sing and our hands applaud Sir James Munby:

  1. Jail social workers who take children without telling parents why, says Britain’s top family judge
    * Sir James Munby attacked workers in Bristol who didn’t explain themselves
    * They did not tell a couple why their two children were being taken from them
    * They breach a court order in doing so – which could carry a jail term in future
  2. MP [John Hemming of course] condemns secret justice
    * Strange that no other paper has reported this yet…
  3. Courts should adapt to the realities of the internet, particularly social media
    * I just wish that this judgement was taken on board by every judge in the country!

On the other end of the spectrum of white collar crimes, I met last night two of the 4,000 Financial Ombudsmen who have been set up by the financial industry as alternatives to court – and they are free of charge! Once you’re in court, they don’t help, it seems. Also, when cases are too big, i.e. worth more than £100,000. Well, they do have to protect themselves, don’t they, these brethren. A seasoned fighter tells me about the ‘conflicts of interest’ of senior board members…

Apparently, they grew exponentially over the last two years AND they get financial institutions to pay compensation! They also uphold far more complaints than they refuse. So give them a chance, I’d say!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were as many Legal Ombudsmen (and -women) around – free of charge – instead of lawyers riding the Legal Aid train???

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 for Criminality? Meeting John Hemming MP on Tuesday July 2nd

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The Secrecy of Family Courts links to the Secret Prisoners who have been of interest to John Hemming MP for a long time.

But as our civil rights are being diminished more and more, we need to learn yet more to stand our ground and know that we are not alone.

By connecting with other victims, we become ‘starfighters’ and campaigners, McKenzie Friends, online activists and Public Interest Advocates.

On July 2nd we have the opportunity to meet in the House of Commons again – in Committee Room 14 - from 10 to 12am – and network in the Jubilee Cafe afterwards.

More on http://bit.ly/10hAs2u and http://www.meetup.com/victims-unite/ to formulate questions and register.

EMAIL to Madeleine Moon MP who asked about the number of children who died whilst in ‘care’

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Here is what I sent to Madeleine Moon MP whose question to Edward Timpson MP is here. You could copy it for your own or any other MP:

Dear Madeleine Moon MP,

Trusting that you find Edward Timpson MP’s answer unacceptable, I wonder whether you will take the issue further?

  • Will you ask for a Public Inquiry?
  • Is there a Public Prosecution into every death?
    • If not, why not?
    • Would the Police and the CPS not go after every parent whose child died?
  • Would these children have died, if they had stayed with their families?
    • Was it not supposed to be “in their best interest” to be in ‘care’?
  • In comparison, how many children die a year?
    • And how many adopted ones?
  • Whose identities need to be ‘protected’ about the tragedy of every single death?

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.

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FIRST SLOVAKIA, then France and Belgium on TV: outrage at the Kingdom’s “lost children” as ‘scandalous injustice’

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It’s up to grandmothers to right the wrong-doings of younger people who are ‘just doing their job’. In the case of the two Slovak boys who were supposed to be adopted, she organised demos outside the UK Embassy in Bratislava which TV and press took up in Slovakia.

In France, CanalPlus showed a special documentary: England: the Kingdom of the Lost Children illustrating the plight of a number of families.

Now, Belgium TV has aired the story thanks to Nigel Cooper who is a Belgian resident since he came to work there as a NATO Security Specialist. However, he has since been banned from the UK as he explains in this video. His story was on Belgian news in June 2012, starting at 21:15 of this video. The program points out:

  • the secrecy surrounding family courts including the ban of media reporting
  • the claim that the father consented to what he calls abduction
  • John Hemming MP NOT having confidence in the judgements of Social Services: “they make a lot of mistakes.”

Reproducing footage of the French film, these Belgian videos are in support of his daughter – which is of course representative of many, many other ‘cases’: aired on 12th March 2013

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