FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITHOUT RIGHTS A CARE SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T CARE
In Britain, it has increasingly become the case that the State has taken power away from families in relation to the rights of their children. Although this process could well have begun with children’s interests at heart and with the intention of protecting the interests of both families and children, the intervention by Social Services and other State agencies is today a grossly deformed system, hell bent on destroying the family and denying the rights of both parents and children. Today thousands of children are taken into care on spurious grounds, denied any say in their own lives, denied access to family members they love and fostered out to single parents or families about whom they know nothing and with whom they have nothing in common. The UK has developed a unique system of child farming that destroys families and damages children at a young age. It has done this by depriving children of their rights and acting unaccountably on their behalf.
Under Human Rights Legislation in Europe, defendants have rights to a fair trial in an open court, exempt from gagging orders and censorship in the media. Once sentenced to prison, all prisoners are given food clothing, telephone calls, together with various forms of contact with the world outside prison especially visitation rights which allow the prisoner the pursue personal and familial relationships.
Apparently, children have the same rights under human rights legislation as adults, the right to a fair trial, to a hearing in an open court. However in reality children and often their parents are denied all their human rights in UK courts. Children’s cases are heard in closed family courts with the families denied the right to fair representation. Gagging orders are used by the courts against the press and families; many children, however articulate and determined to speak are ignored. The only people with a voice in the family courts are professionals representing the closed views of state institutions. According to professionals and State officials all court procedures are in the child’s interests.
When a child is taken from a family, both the child’s and the parents right’s are assumed by the State in the form of social workers and other professionals. These professionals are the only ones allowed to give essential evidence on behalf of the child, the evidence of parents, associated adults, members of the extended family is seen as tainted. Ultimately much of the evidence of professionals like social workers and psychiatric workers is hearsay evidence full of their own personal assumptions; unaccountably statements are written into reports; there are no open recordings of assessments or interviews, made available to parents or their lawyers.
From the first day in care, the child whose rights are supposed to be protected, loses contact with the always suspected family and grandparents; there are no telephone calls, no letters or notes and immediate family re given no information about the whereabouts of the child. Contact for that child and family can be one hour a week or a month in a tiny room with a supervisor writing down all what is said between the child and family, should a family member ask the child have you got a vest on, this is classed as undermining the foster care, and contact can be stopped, most families have to also sign a contract of what is allowed to be said and not said to the child on contact.
The differences between prisoners and children, prisoners do wrong and have their rights. Children who have assumed to have been wronged lose all of their Human Rights. So perhaps we should look at building prisons for children, then children would have the same rights as prisoners.
The UK Government is continually advertising saying there is a shortage of foster and adoption families, so what of the million grandparents and family members, who would and could give a home to a child they love and care for, the answer is simple, families do not pay money to keep people employed and to assist foster and adoption agencies to sell businesses for £135. Million pounds families they give their love. What is more important a child or the money that can be made from them.