Category: United Kingdom

‘Stalinist’ social workers ‘took children from loving mothers’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk By LAURA CLARK and PAUL BENTLEY Last updated at 8:34 AM on 13th April 2010 Social workers behaved like officials in ‘Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China’ in attempting to remove children from loving mothers, senior judges have said. They warned that social workers in two separate cases tried to put children in foster… Read more »

Burnley mum fails to prevent child’s adoption

Source: www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk 9:00pm Thursday 25th February 2010 A MOTHER has suffered final defeat in her bid to prevent her gravely injured child’s adoption – despite claims that her case was unfairly handled by a “hostile” family judge.

MP hits out at adoption policies

Source: news.bbc.co.uk Mr Yeo called on the government to change the adoption law An MP has criticised the the way Suffolk County Council handles children in adoption cases. Conservative MP for Suffolk South Tim Yeo led an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday night on the adoption of very young children. He… Read more »

Child trafficking group released

Source: news.bbc.co.uk Six people arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after 15 youngsters were found by police during raids have been released without charge. Properties in Gorton and Longsight were raided by Greater Manchester Police in an inquiry into children being moved from Romania by organised crime groups. All 15 children who were temporarily being… Read more »

Six held over child trafficking

Source: news.bbc.co.uk/ Six people have been arrested over an alleged child trafficking ring after 15 youngsters were found by police during raids across Manchester.

Australia’s Rudd apologizes to forced child migrants

Source: www.csmonitor.com/ Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally apologized to the thousands of institutionalized children and child migrants shipped from Britain to rebuild Australia after World War II. Many were abused. By Kathy Marks | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

Britain to apologize over forced child migrants to Canada

Source:  www.nationalpost.com Tiffany Crawford, Canwest News Service Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009 OTTAWA — The British government will apologize to the families of thousands of poor children who were shipped to Canada and Australia — where many were used as forced labourers and abused — according to an announcement Sunday that is being met with celebration… Read more »

New adoption plan by charity Coram strives to keep babies out of the system

Source: www.babychums.com November 2, 2009 by Shawn Douglas Coram’s new adoption plan proposes to place babies with prospective parents within days of being born. Hosting a conference in London today, U.K. charity Coram hopes that its fresh approach to adoption wins new converts at a time when child care systems have come under increased strain.