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UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation protecting the rights of children and young people. The United Nations Convention for the Rights of a Child has been factored into our Family Law to ensure that our Children’s rights are not violated


Social workers were ‘enthusiastic removers of children’

By Richard Garner, Education Editor Tuesday April 13 2010

A leading judge accused social workers of appearing ‘arrogant and enthusiastic removers of children’ for the way they went about permanently removing children from their mothers.

Lord Justice Wall, who will be sworn in today as president of the Family Division of the High Court in London, was referring to two specific cases. One involved Devon County Council, which did not give a mother a last chance to prove her baby was safe with her. The other was in the London borough of Greenwich, whose social workers did not support a woman in her fight to regain custody of her two children, who were in care.

Sitting with him in the Devon case, Lord Justice Aikens said the way Devon County Council acted gave an impression “more like Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China than the west of England”. And Lord Justice Hall said the Greenwich case would do little to correct the perception that social workers were “arrogant and enthusiastic removers of children into an unsatisfactory care system – trampling on the rights of parents and children in the process”.

However, he accepted that social workers were “damned if they do and damned if they don’t” following the case of baby Peter Connelly, in which staff at Haringey Council in north London were condemned for failing to act on signs that the 17-month-old was being abused. Peter, who was on the child protection register, died in 2007 from injuries including a broken back.

Lord Justice Wall said the legal duty of social workers involved in care proceedings was plain and “their aim should be to unite families rather than separate them”. He said that when he heard the Devon and Greenwich cases at the appeal court, he granted each mother more time to show they could parent their children safely. In the Devon case, the council said the mother had a propensity to form relationships with potentially dangerous individuals extremely quickly, putting herself and her baby at risk – an argument that the judge called “pretty unattractive”.

The Greenwich woman’s son, aged five, and daughter, two, were taken into care after the girl’s arm was broken in three places. Lord Justice Wall noted that the mother had since separated from her partner despite being denied help from the authority “to break free from an abusive relationship


*NEW* Family Law Procedure 2010

Family Law Procedure 2010

to come into effect April 6th,  2011

New Family Law Procedure 2010. These rules, which will come into force on the 6th April 2011, provide a new code of procedure for family proceedings in the High Court, county courts and magistrates’ courts, and replace existing rules of court for family proceedings, in particular the Family Proceedings Rules 1991.

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I’m a survivor too! | Angelawileman’s Blog

Please read the below referenced blog. A true account from a survivor of the Social Service system!

I’m a survivor too! | Angelawileman’s Blog.


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4 Responses to I’m a survivor too!

  1. Portia

    Great Blog.

    Matri Genocide has been going on for 5,000 yrs as the patriarchal system set about destroying all things natural…Mother Nature…in order to control her.

    A few hundred years ago, you would be labelled a witch for being so strong and daring to speak your truth, now the psycho babblers label females “future emotional abusers”as if they have crystal balls.

    The system ensnares the victim of domestic abuse by propaganda- urging her to come forward to free herself and the children. That is not what the old system wants though, so when the victim comes forward- beaten down, tired, then the agents of the patriarchal state swoop down like vultures to steal the young and kill off the mother.

    These agents are paid predators, who have been brainwashed into believing that they must steal as many babies as possible and destroy as many mothers as possible.

    If the child is not adoptable- too old for the needy adopters, then it is given to the abuser, to add more pain to the mothers heart and soul.

    They know what they do.!!!!!!!!!

    However, Mother Nature always takes back what she gave for free, so shortly the whole truth will emerge, thanks to strong mothers like you and Linda Mac, etc

  2. Hey Angela, it’s about time you blogged your experiences with the UK SS. You have escaped and defeated them and you are someone we can all look up to for defeating the evil UK Social Services,
    Mark n Kerry :)

  3. Andrew

    I’m happy for you, good job ‘breaking the law’, esp when the law is not legitimately in the best interests of anyone, besides those that wish to steal children.

  4. Go for it Angela.

    Social Services are a disgusting bunch of misfits.

    If your are properly outside their clutches and the clutches of the UK courts re contempt of court, then tell it all and post on as many big readership blogs as possible to publicise the story as much as possible.

    This evil system needs destroying.

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UNICEF UK – Innocenti report “9

Children Left Behind

UNICEF: Innocenti Report Card #9


Whether in health, in education, or in material well-being, some children will always fall behind the average. The critical question is – how far behind? Is there a point beyond which falling behind is not inevitable but policy susceptible, not unavoidable but unacceptable, not inequality but inequity?

There are no widely agreed theoretical answers to these questions. Report Card 9 seeks to stimulate debate on the issue by introducing a common measure of ‘bottom-end inequality’. This permits each country’s performance to be assessed according to the standard of what the best-performing countries have been able to achieve. Such a standard may not represent the best that may be aspired to in theory, but in practice it suggests a level below which ‘falling behind’ is manifestly not inevitable.

The Report Card series is premised on the belief that the true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and  socialisation, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born. Its common theme is that protecting children during their vital, vulnerable years of growth is both the mark of a civilised society and the means of building a better future.

This ninth report in the series builds on previous issues by focusing specifically on those children in all OECD countries who are at risk of being left behind – of being neither included nor protected – by the wealthy societies in which they live

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