Shocking abuse of power by Childrens Services

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A Freeman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Having been appalled at the amount of abuse I have found having
stumbled across this and other sites, I was rather hoping that
things had changed over the years, sadly it appears not.

Please provide all information that has lead to this decline in
children services and answer the following FOI requests.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a_...

Can you please provide details of how many complaints received
about unlawful practices of Judges and Council SS Legal Team
(children social services) , barrister's etc Cafcass Legal teams
etc , regarding Children taken into ‘care’ by Kent County Council.

Relatives who put themselves forward are considered guilty until
proven innocent, and demands are made that they jump through
assessment hoops, when the House of Lords made it quite clear that
grandparents only have to be good enough parents. The system as it
stands is no better than a 'child trafficking ring.'

It is appalling that in Family Court’s so many children are being
taken into care based on mere opinion of – so-called professionals
and placed for adoption with strangers rather than relatives.

In 2007,local authorities in England applied for 8,173 care orders.
7,624 orders were made. 336 applications were withdrawn, 290 "no
orders" decisions and 21 orders were refused.

In other words, the judgement of the social workers working for the
council was so good, they were only refused by the judge 21 times
(0.27%)

More importantly 93% of the time the judge merely rubber-stamped
the care orders.

House of Lords - Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust.
Baroness Hale of Richmond. Judgement

34. There is, so far as the parties to this case are aware, no
European jurisprudence questioning the principle of freeing for
adoption, or indeed compulsory adoption generally. The United
Kingdom is unusual amongst members of the Council of Europe in
permitting the total severance of family ties without parental
consent. (Professor Triseliotis thought that only Portugal and
perhaps one other European country allowed this.) It is, of course,
the most draconian interference with family life possible.

Although kinship placements are supposed to be the preferred option
in this country, only 1 per cent. of social worker-instigated
placements ended up with kinship carers, compared with 45 per cent.
in Denmark, for example(EVIDENCE given in parliament 16th June 2008
by Tim Loughton MP shadow minister for children)

Thank you.

Peace be with you.

A Freeman

Rupert SHEARD, Government Office for the South East

Your Reference Number is: F0001867

Dear A Freeman

Thank you for your e-mail of 29^th September 2009 requesting information
of how many complaints have been received about unlawful practices of
Judges and Council SS Legal Team (children social services), barristers,
Cafcass Legal teams regarding Children taken into *care* by Kent County
Council.

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Unless the information requested is specifically exempt from release by
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if the information exists and have it supplied upon request.

Your request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

I am writing to advise you that this Office does not hold the information
that you requested about how many complaints have been received about
unlawful practices of Judges and Council SS Legal Team (children social
services), barristers, Cafcass Legal teams regarding Children taken into
*care* by Kent County Council. However, it may be held by Kent County
Council. Should you wish to apply to Kent County Council for this
information you may do so by sending your request to Kent County Council,
County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ.

If you have any queries regarding this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Rupert Sheard

************************************************
Rupert Sheard
Safeguarding Children Policy Lead
Government Office South East
01483 882458

>>> A Freeman <[FOI #18679 email]> 29/09/2009
19:20:46 >>>
Dear Sir or Madam,

Having been appalled at the amount of abuse I have found having
stumbled across this and other sites, I was rather hoping that
things had changed over the years, sadly it appears not.

Please provide all information that has lead to this decline in
children services and answer the following FOI requests.

[1]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a_...

Can you please provide details of how many complaints received
about unlawful practices of Judges and Council SS Legal Team
(children social services) , barrister's etc Cafcass Legal teams
etc , regarding Children taken into *care* by Kent County Council.

Relatives who put themselves forward are considered guilty until
proven innocent, and demands are made that they jump through
assessment hoops, when the House of Lords made it quite clear that
grandparents only have to be good enough parents. The system as it
stands is no better than a 'child trafficking ring.'

It is appalling that in Family Court*s so many children are being
taken into care based on mere opinion of * so-called professionals
and placed for adoption with strangers rather than relatives.

In 2007,local authorities in England applied for 8,173 care orders.
7,624 orders were made. 336 applications were withdrawn, 290 "no
orders" decisions and 21 orders were refused.

In other words, the judgement of the social workers working for the
council was so good, they were only refused by the judge 21 times
(0.27%)

More importantly 93% of the time the judge merely rubber-stamped
the care orders.

House of Lords - Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust.
Baroness Hale of Richmond. Judgement

34. There is, so far as the parties to this case are aware, no
European jurisprudence questioning the principle of freeing for
adoption, or indeed compulsory adoption generally. The United
Kingdom is unusual amongst members of the Council of Europe in
permitting the total severance of family ties without parental
consent. (Professor Triseliotis thought that only Portugal and
perhaps one other European country allowed this.) It is, of course,
the most draconian interference with family life possible.

Although kinship placements are supposed to be the preferred option
in this country, only 1 per cent. of social worker-instigated
placements ended up with kinship carers, compared with 45 per cent.
in Denmark, for example(EVIDENCE given in parliament 16th June 2008
by Tim Loughton MP shadow minister for children)

Thank you.

Peace be with you.

A Freeman

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

A Freeman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Rupert Sheard, Safeguarding Children Policy Lead

Thank you for your swift response.

One is presuming that you have also taken account of the following link.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a_...
19 September 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

A friend of mine, who is a serving Borough Councillor, is seemingly
about to lose four granddaughters, all under the age of six years
to Forced adoptions, in secret Family Court.

I have been a victim myself to this corrupt system, which tears
good families apart, to meet adoption quotas and gain government
grant funding. Its all about money generation for government
agencies rather than " Best Interest of The Child".

Birth Families should always be first considered before children
are removed from their birth families. Clearly Sheeena Williams
wishes to raise her own granddaughters and has raised her own
children , with no problems. Why is she being totally overlooked as
an alternative to forced adoption?

Under freedom of information please let me have the following
information.

What are you going to do about the above NOW? Not after this family
has been destroyed and broken. A good healthy family, I must add.

How many children have been placed for forced adoption, without
consideration of extended birth families? Is this the normal
practice of Kent County Council, to break up healthy family ties?

How many of Kent County Council forced adoption cases have been
overseen by Judge Polden? Does this Judge always exclude placements
with birth families and opt instead to steal peoples children for
Cash Incentives?

I find the situation to be quite bizare, and totally flawed.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Yvonne Stewart-Taylor Retired Town Councillor for Windermere Town
Ward. Served for seventeen years.

Peace be with you.

A Freeman

Gadawodd Ms Chadwick (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i17dWD9npg

children are being stolen by the state

A Freeman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to advise you that this request for information is overdue
as of 27 October 2009.

Thank you.

Peace be with you.

A Freeman

Sian Tyrrell, Government Office for the South East

1 Atodiad

Dear A Freeman,

Thank you for your email.
GOSE responded to your request under reference F0001867 on 1st October
2009.
I attach a copy of the response for your information.

Sincerely

Sian Tyrrell

Siân Tyrrell
GOSE Information and Records Manager

Remember - Lock Your Workstation when
you are away from your desk. Think security!

>>> A Freeman <[FOI #18679 email]> 06/11/2009
22:36:18 >>>
Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to advise you that this request for information is overdue
as of 27 October 2009.

Thank you.

Peace be with you.

A Freeman

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir