When is it okay to remove a child from her or his birth family?


“Children have the right to be protected from all types of violence, abuse and neglect. But children also have the right not to be separated from their parents against their will, except when the competent authorities determine that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child,” Olga Borzova (Russia, NR) says in her report, adopted yesterday by PACE’s Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development.not to be separated from their parents against their will, except when the competent authorities determine that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child,” Olga Borzova (Russia, NR) says in her report, adopted yesterday by PACE’s Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. Read more, click here

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5 thoughts on “When is it okay to remove a child from her or his birth family?

  1. I personally believe that measures to remove children from their birth families should NOT be due to a Social workers opinion. Police forces should investigate any referrals. There are many children that do need to be removed for their own safety, however there are as we know so many children legally abducted by the state, for the sole purpose of adoption demands. Removing normal loved children literally by force irrespective of how you look at it, has severe detrimental affects on both child and parents. Social servics have and will continue to create a generation of damaged children by removing them from their birth parents uneccessarily. Family courts defend these measures taken by the state and blatantly punish parents for a crime that is non existant. Our only crime was allowing social services over the front door. My crime or failing was being so naive to the powers these people have and may i add abuse. My four children like me are far from perfect. We were just a normal happy. Loving family. Yes we had ups and downs as other families know, at no point did i subject any one of my children to abuse or neglect. May be a risk of future “emotional harm” that is absurd. Social services dept should be reprimanded and face criminal charges. Not individual social workers but the whole entire dept responsible. Our children deserve justice and we as parents deserve not only justice but the return of our children we nurtured for some time prior to any interfering outside element hello bent on destroying the mere structure of our families.

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  2. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful girl on the 3rd November 2014 having gone through a difficult birth.the health visitor and the hospital notified the social worker on the 4th November I was attacked by the social worker in the ward,the sw put her hands on my arms and went straight up to my face iv got bruising on my right breast, my daughter took pictures of my injuries. The two social workers threstend my daughter that we are going to get your mum a police record. I phoned the police I told them what had happened at the hospital on the 4th November 2914,I til the police I want to press charges against the social worker.he was very rude to Me”he said its up to me if you can press charges against them. the two social workers said I’m volatile which I’m not the are very rude judgemental,liars.they do not like anyone who has a disability,that’s against the equality act 2010,social workers are there to support you and not abuse you. It is against their job description and ethos.they want to put the baby up for adoption. My daughter never got a chance to be a mum they took the baby of her at the hospital and used violence.my daughter has finished with the court .the sw and the guardian and the case worker lied about her assement,that my daughter failed.she was told she had passed.sw ,social services and case worker lie to a judge that’s perjury. These unprofessional people need to be arrested and charged and go to prison,when David Cameron had said on the 3rd march2015.are children are not object they are future.these children will want to know why they were adopted.there is evidence where they are abused raped.murdered. they will devolop depression.we have the highest rate of adoption here in england. I’m in court for my hearing the social worker has press charges against me for something I have not done.my solicitor has I was set up. My solicitor is going to the court to try and get this thrown out.my daughter had her assement done by the phycologists graham flatman who was paid by the social worker to lie about illnesses that she has which is not true.they are saying emotional harm and neglect.
    I hope that some can help me and my daughter can get justice so we can bring my granddaughter home.my number is 07526436382 so I can discuss the case with you I have paperworker,letter from the police ,health care and professional council(hcpc) complaints department.
    Your faithfully
    Tina stavrides.

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  3. With all due respect to Ms Borzova, who is very well acquainted with the Norwegian harmful practices of forceful removal of children from foreign parents living in Norway such as Russian, Check, Polish, Indian, Brazil and so on, her report and recommendations still falls in the trap of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Article 3 the “Best Interest of the Child” abstract concepts and ambiguities.

    Ms Borzova maintains the same languange and concepts of The CRC and the Committee on the CRC use of modifiers such as “except” in almost all instances that refers to parents. Modifiers immediately dismiss or cancel whatever was pretended to said on behalf of parents. It seems that the report is more about the manner of removal than against forced removal and forced adoption of children.

    Activists have to think outside the CRC and the Committee on the CRC box, otherwise they remain timid in their defense of children and detached from parents suffering.

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  4. Forced Adoption being debated by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 22nd April 2015. If you cannot come to Strasbourg, please sign the petition urging them to ban forced adoption in all but exceptional cases as recommended by the CoE Social Affairs Committee…

    “Children have the right to be protected from all types of violence, abuse and neglect. But children also have the right not to be separated from their parents against their will, except when the competent authorities determine that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child. In the absence of a child being judged to be at risk or imminent risk of suffering serious harm, in particular physical, sexual or psychological abuse, it is not enough to show that a child could be placed in a more beneficial environment for his upbringing to remove a child from his or her parents and even less to sever family ties completely.
    Children’s rights are violated both by unwarranted decisions taken in member States to remove them from (or not to return them to) parental care, and by unwarranted decisions taken in member States not to remove them from (or to return them too early to) parental care. Member States should thus put into place laws, regulations and procedures which truly put the best interest of the child first in removal, placement and reunification decisions. The competent Council of Europe body should develop policy guidelines for member States on how to avoid practices deemed abusive in this context, i.e. (except in exceptional circumstances) severing family ties completely, removing children from parental care at birth, basing placement decisions on the effluxion of time, and having recourse to adoptions without parental consent.”

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Parliamentary_Assemby_of_the_Council_of_Europe_END_FORCED_ADOPTION_IN_EUROPE/?nMMlbhb

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