Chairperson: Belinda McKenzie — Web Publisher: Sabine K McNeill
EU Law Specialist: Deborah Mahmoudieh
05 December 2016
Children Removed, Looked After, Adopted and Gone Missing
An Analysis of Government Statistics
What Stories can be Told about Children as Statistical Data?
⦁ This report has been produced with the ⦁ Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in mind. We hope to help make connections between what we have observed by accompanying parents after ⦁ organised child removal, legitimised by secret family courts; ⦁ adoptions against their will and often for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Children are ⦁ Screaming to be Heard. But who listens to them and who hears their wishes and feelings?
⦁ With its policies of ⦁ Open Data and ⦁ Digital Transformation, the Government encourages the development of applications that add value and derive insights from all sorts of data. ‘Data journalism’ proposes ‘data stories’ with ‘infographics’.
⦁ With my software invention of ‘⦁ uncluttered diagrams’ as ‘layers’ of data in mind, I downloaded a number of files and familiarised myself with what Local Authorities record when they take children into ‘care’ or ‘custody’.
Children in Care in England: Statistics is a Briefing Paper in the House of Commons Library published in October 2015. The first section summarises:
⦁ In the year ending 31 March 2015, a total of 69,540 children were looked after by local authorities in England, a rate of 60 per 10,000 [0.6%] children under 18 years. The absolute number of children looked after has increased by 6% since 2011 (65,510). Indeed, the number of looked after children has increased steadily over the past seven years and it is now higher than at any point since 1985.
⦁ Children aged between 10 and 15 years represent the majority of the looked after population (38%), while children under one year old are in a minority (5% of the looked after population). The looked after population includes more boys than girls (55% compared with 45%). These age- and gender-related distributions have remained relatively constant over the past 5 years.
⦁ The majority of the looked after population is White (77%), with Mixed groups and Black or Black British making up approximately 9% and 7% of the looked after population respectively. These minority ethnic groups appear to be overrepresented in the looked after population (around 5 per cent of the child population of Great Britain is from Black or Black British and Mixed groups).
⦁ The nationality is not being recorded. Neither foreign nor Embassies or Consulates are informed, as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations requires.
⦁ Since then a number of concerns have arisen regarding the fate of 10,000 children going missing in a year, published in June 2012 in the Foreword of the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults and the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers:
Which Local Authorities are taking how many Children in which Region?
⦁ Given our experiences with hundreds and in the case of veteran McKenzie Friend Ian Josephs thousands of cases, I was curious to find which of the Local Authorities are the worst in terms of ‘snatching children’. That’s the term Christopher Booker uses in many of his regular articles in The Telegraph. But how do you measure the evil of child snatching? Having discovered that 149 Local Authorities publish their data, I wanted to find
⦁ the average number of children per Local Authority [LAs]
⦁ what percentage of the total child population that represents in the regions
⦁ and how the LAs or regions compare.
⦁Governmental statistics publish the percentage as ‘rates’ of 10,000 children under 18 and come up with the average figure of 0.6%.
70,440 Children in Care in 2016: 149 Local Authorities [LAs] in 10 Regions
The ‘Top Twenty’ Local Authorities in terms of Number of Children in Care
⦁ What do we find, when we compare and contrast?
⦁ Local Authorities and Regions
⦁ The Number of Children in Care and the Percentage of the Child Population?
England in Ten Regions sorted by the Number of Children in Care
How many Children in Care on Average in Local Authorities?
There are from 9 LAs in the East Midlands to 23 in the North West.
On average, 289 to 660 children are in the care of LAs. An average of 471 per Local Authority.
The Child Population in the Ten Regions
⦁ Local Authorities take children away from their biological parents, generally under the flimsiest of excuses such as risk of future emotional harm.
⦁ To compare and contrast Local Authorities and Regions, I looked at the percentage of the whole child population in the ten regions where statistics are gathered and published about children in care.
⦁ So the child population varies from 500,000 to 2.6 million.
⦁ And the number of children taken varies from 4,050 to 12,550 across regions.
⦁ In terms of % of population, that varies from 0.2 to 0.9%.
How Many do the Child Snatchers Take?
⦁ In terms of percentage of child population, a REGIONAL league table of child snatchers with the worst LA in red and the best in green, lists these Top Ten:
1 North West 12,550 1,373,230 0.9
Blackpool 470 26,997 1.7
Stockport 295 58,474 0.5
2 North East 4,400 494,197 0.9
Middlesbrough 380 30,259 1.3
Northumberland 385 55,690 0.7
⦁ September 2016 was the record month with 1,216 Care Applications by Local Authorities to Family Courts, ⦁ according to the ⦁ NIROP, the National IRO (Independent Reviewing Officers) Managers Partnership who “are here to champion the issues that are affecting children in care and care leavers”.
⦁ But CAFCASS, Children And Family Court Advisory Support Services, supposedly representing the voices of children in courts, ⦁ publish ⦁ more than 1,000 applications consistently since October 2015 and show that more than 1,000 applications have been made since June 2015, with the record of 1,304.
The Rising Number of Care Applications by Local Authorities to CAFCASS
⦁ OFSTED, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills publishes ⦁ Children’s s⦁ ocial care statistics gathered by LAs and ⦁ Ofsted social care survey reports. Historic data begins in 1997:
The Rising Number of Children in Care since 1997
The Rising Number of Children Adopted since 1997
The Rising Percentage of Children in Care Adopted
⦁ Page 22 of the official report on ⦁
Adoptions without Parental Consent acknowledges that 96% of all adoptions are ‘forced’, i.e. without the consent of the parents.
⦁ Missing Children have been counted by the ⦁ All Party Parliamentary Group as well as the HM Inspector of Constabulary: ⦁ Missing Children. Who Cares? But once again we have to Mind the Gap between:
⦁ the reality of where children are with whom?
⦁ who benefits financially?
⦁ the ‘paper realities’ describing their fate – for the benefit of courts and the legal profession?
⦁ and the ‘digital realities’ on screen, thanks to the internet.
⦁ Trends have been consistently rising on all levels, no matter what is written and said by whom. Can the Independent Inquiry make the links that we have seen between our five issues:
⦁ the institutionalised removal of children
⦁ the secrecy of family courts
⦁ adoptions against the will of parents
⦁ ritual abuse and
⦁ satanic crimes?
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We live in a dangerous world and the exploitation of children is one of the most evil acts being perpetrated on Earth today. Those who have suffered at the hands of abusers need to know that they are not alone and that help & comfort are available to them. Their voices must not be silenced and their stories should be heard. They need to experience the kindness & support from their fellow man that is the right of every human being.
Those who would harm a child will be brought to justice. They use silence and secrecy to protect themselves and they will not be allowed to succeed.