Child Protection or Child Trafficking for Anthony Douglas?

LS Palmer (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council

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LS Palmer (Account suspended)

Dear Conwy Council,

The standard letter from the Department of Education states:

"The law is clear: children should live with their parents wherever possible and, when necessary, families should be given extra support to help keep them together. In most cases, support from the local authority enables any concerns to be addressed and children remain with their families."

S17 of the Children Act places a duty on Children's Services to assist families in need.

Please could you provide a year by year breakdown since 2003 of how much of your budget has been allocated for assisting families in need and give general information as to what that budget is spent on.

Please could you further provide a year by year breakdown of how much of your budget is allocated to families subject to 'care proceedings'.

Please confirm you abide by the following laws:

1. All families subject to care proceedings have had the benefit of a Residential Family Assessment before the child's permanent removal in accordance with L (A Child) and H (A Child) [2007] EWCA Civ 213 which held:

"before removing children from their natural families and placing them for adoption with strangers the court should be astute to ensure that the case had been fully investigated and that all the relevant evidence necessary for the decision was in Place, Art 6 of the ECHR required it…..There would of course be cases in which a s38(6) assessment would be a waste of public funds: parents who had inflicted injuries on their child but had failed to acknowledge their responsibility or a woman who did not accept that a paedophile partner was a risk to the child"

2. All parents who are guilty of abusing/neglecting their children to the extent that nothing short of removal from the parents will protect the children from SIGNIFICANT HARM have been convicted of a criminal offence for abuse/neglect and have been referred to the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

Please provide a positive or negative affirmation in relation to the following statements:

3. That since removal of children from the parents no child in the care of the Local Authority has:
a. Suffered sexual abuse
b. Suffered physical abuse.
c. Suffered emotional abuse.
(In this respect data referring to convictions/complaints of misconduct of social workers/foster carers/care workers and statistics relating to child suicides/children running away would provide the relevant assertion as to whether or not children were suffering 'in care')

4. That since removal of the children from the parents no child in the care of the Local Authority has been used for medical testing or registered on any program by the NIHR, MRCN or any other medical research program without the explicit consent from the biological parent.

5. That since removal of the children from the parents the children have been raised in the same faith they would have been raised in if they had not been removed from their parents.

6. That no child has been returned to the care of the local authority post adoption.

7. That no child in the care of the Local Authority has been criminalised, ie gained a criminal record having not previously had a criminal record while in the care of their biological parents.

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

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gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os yw'r neges hon wedi eich cyrraedd ar gam, ni
ddylech ei chopio, ei rhannu na dangos ei chynnwys i unrhyw un. Cysylltwch
efo Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy ar unwaith. Nid yw'r Cyngor na'r un
sydd wedi anfon y neges yn derbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am feirysau, a'ch
cyfrifoldeb chi yw sganio unrhyw ymgysylltiadau. Mae'r Awdurdod yn
monitro'r defnydd o e-bost/rhyngrwyd a chynnwys y rhain i ddibenion
busnes. " "This email and any attachments are confidential and intended
for the named recipient only. The content may contain privileged
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Borough Council at once. Neither the Council nor the sender accepts any
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attachments. The Authority monitors e-mail/internet usage and content for
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LS Palmer (Account suspended)

Dear Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb,

To Clarify:

Anthony Douglas has a number of roles in the 'child removing process':

He is the Chief Executive of CAFCASS who provide the Court Advisors whose recommendations as to what is in the best interest of the children (Usually Adoption if the child is young, healthy and adoptable) have to be followed.

Anthony Douglas is Chair of British Agency of Adoption and Fostering.

Anthony Douglas writes the books that Child Protection Social Workers study for their tactics for removing children such as telling parents they 'are placing their own needs above the needs of the children by going to work/College etc.

Anthony Douglas has a relationship with CORAM who advise on Contact and Expert reports and then social workers tell parents 'if you get positive assessments you can have your children back- Coram adoption agency therefore advise on how to avoid that happening such as making rules for contact impossible by telling parents they are not allowed to show emotion, mention clothing or talk about wider issues in contact. Social Workers will also make false allegations of assault in order to prevent contact. Expert reports are also impossible to pass because Expert Psychologists give parents a test in order to determine which personality disorder the parent has. If the parent's answers do not disclose any personality disorder then the parent has a low disclosure score which indicates they are lying which is therefore an indication of the worst personality disorder possible ie Narcissm.

Anthony Douglas also writes the Public Law Outline which is the guidance that Judges have to follow in the removal of children which tells Judges they can remove children with no notice, no evidence, no investigation, no Police Protection Order and just get the child into care and then CAFCASS will arrange that the child will never return to the parent which makes CARE Proceedings an ideal opportunity for Local Authorities to avoid dealing with complaints (they can simply torture any complainant parent by starting care proceedings and therefore effectively steal their children for complaining).

From my questions of CAFCASS and from Whistle Blower's evidence which resulted in the dismissal of the whole board of CAFCASS in 2003 (including dismissal of the whistleblower) which can be read about here:

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-off...

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My question is in order to research whether Local Authorities are parties to this child trafficking scam by starting Care Proceedings against families who complain, by arranging the permanent removal of children from parents who have neither been properly assessed in contravention of their Human Rights, nor have the parents been guilty of any behaviour which would constitute any criminal offence ie. neglect/child abuse.

So far in my research I have discovered there are many Local Authorities who will readily commence Care Proceedings in response to a parent who complains about the Local Authority, and due to the various Ombudsmans being reluctant to investigate this clear abuse of power, the Local Authority all too often 'get away with it'.

It has further become clear to me in my research to date that it is not uncommon for children to lose their biological parents with NO GOOD REASON WHATSOEVER and to be exposed to serious child abuse once 'in care' often resulting in the child self harming, committing suicide, running away, becoming mentally disturbed, turning to drugs, alcoholism and crime.

My research in asking the above question and subsequent questions is therefore to ascertain whether your local authority are really protecting children that you are certain are being abused/neglected because the parents have been convicted of a criminal offence against the children and you have carried out a full 3 month residential family assessment to ensure that the parent cannot be rehabilitated to stop offending against the children or whether your local authority are complicit in a child trafficking scam taking healthy and well cared for children from parents who have done the children no wrong and are only guilty of 'complaining'

Yours sincerely,

LS Palmer

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

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Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Counci
E-Bost/E-Mail; [Conwy Council request email]

"Mae'r neges e-bost hon ac unrhyw ymgysylltiadau yn gyfrinachol, ac wedi
eu bwriadu ar gyfer yr un sy'n cael ei h/enwi yn unig. Gallent gynnwys
gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os yw'r neges hon wedi eich cyrraedd ar gam, ni
ddylech ei chopio, ei rhannu na dangos ei chynnwys i unrhyw un. Cysylltwch
efo Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy ar unwaith. Nid yw'r Cyngor na'r un
sydd wedi anfon y neges yn derbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am feirysau, a'ch
cyfrifoldeb chi yw sganio unrhyw ymgysylltiadau. Mae'r Awdurdod yn
monitro'r defnydd o e-bost/rhyngrwyd a chynnwys y rhain i ddibenion
busnes. " "This email and any attachments are confidential and intended
for the named recipient only. The content may contain privileged
information. If it has reached you by mistake, you should not copy,
distribute or show the content to anyone but should contact Conwy County
Borough Council at once. Neither the Council nor the sender accepts any
responsibility for viruses, and it is your responsibility to scan any
attachments. The Authority monitors e-mail/internet usage and content for
business purposes"

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

1593-11

Dear LS Palmer

Thank you for your recent enquiry.

Your request has now been considered. The Council has received a number of similar requests in sufficiently close proximity of each other for similar information and has decided to aggregate the cost of complying with all the requests for the purposes of estimating whether the appropriate limit would be exceeded in relation to any one of those requests.

The requests are:
1593-11. Child protection or Child Trafficking for XX. (dated 18/1/2011).
1595-11. Protecting Human Rights in Care Proceedings. (dated 18/1/2011).
1620-11. Referrals of those who abuse/neglect children. (dated 23/1/2011).
1623-11. Justification for taking children from their families. (dated 24/1/2011).
1625-11. Mao's China/Stalin's Russia - Destroying families where parents complain. (dated 24/1/2011).

These requests have been sent to a large number of public authorities as evidenced by the following links:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/ls_pa...
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/sophi...

The Regulations state that requests can be aggregated in the following circumstances:
* two or more requests for information must have been made to the same public authority.
* they must be either from the same person, or from 'different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign' (section 12(4)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act).
* the requests relate to the same or similar information.
* they have been received by the public authority within a space of 60 consecutive working days.

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for local government is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 working hours in determining whether the requested information is held, and then locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

It is estimated that to determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in relation to these requests would greatly exceed the appropriate limit. Therefore your request will not be processed further. Any further requests of a similar nature will also be aggregated with those above.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to this Unit.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office - Wales, Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL.

Uned Reoliadau Gwybodaeth/Information Regulations Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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LS Palmer (Account suspended)

Dear Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb,

As you will only have a small number of files to look through I would be happy if you gave me the information requested in the 'Protecting Human Rights' and in the 'referring child abusers' at least from 1 April 2009. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

LS Palmer

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

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Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain niwrnod gwaith.

Thank you for your email.
If you are requesting access to information under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 you will receive a response within twenty working
days.

Uned Reoliadau Gwybodaeth/Information Regulations Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Counci
E-Bost/E-Mail; [Conwy Council request email]

"Mae'r neges e-bost hon ac unrhyw ymgysylltiadau yn gyfrinachol, ac wedi
eu bwriadu ar gyfer yr un sy'n cael ei h/enwi yn unig. Gallent gynnwys
gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os yw'r neges hon wedi eich cyrraedd ar gam, ni
ddylech ei chopio, ei rhannu na dangos ei chynnwys i unrhyw un. Cysylltwch
efo Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy ar unwaith. Nid yw'r Cyngor na'r un
sydd wedi anfon y neges yn derbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am feirysau, a'ch
cyfrifoldeb chi yw sganio unrhyw ymgysylltiadau. Mae'r Awdurdod yn
monitro'r defnydd o e-bost/rhyngrwyd a chynnwys y rhain i ddibenion
busnes. " "This email and any attachments are confidential and intended
for the named recipient only. The content may contain privileged
information. If it has reached you by mistake, you should not copy,
distribute or show the content to anyone but should contact Conwy County
Borough Council at once. Neither the Council nor the sender accepts any
responsibility for viruses, and it is your responsibility to scan any
attachments. The Authority monitors e-mail/internet usage and content for
business purposes"

Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

1593-11

Dear LS Palmer

You are referred to our email response dated 25/1/2011 provided again below and the content therein.

Your subsequent response to that email will be treated as an Internal Review. This will be carried out and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as practicably possible, but no later than the 24/2/2011.

Uned Reoliadau Gwybodaeth/Information Regulations Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]
Email dated 25/1/2011.

Dear LS Palmer

Thank you for your recent enquiry.
Your request has now been considered. The Council has received a number of similar requests in sufficiently close proximity of each other for similar information and has decided to aggregate the cost of complying with all the requests for the purposes of estimating whether the appropriate limit would be exceeded in relation to any one of those requests.
The requests are:
1593-11. Child protection or Child Trafficking for XX. (dated 18/1/2011).
1595-11. Protecting Human Rights in Care Proceedings. (dated 18/1/2011).
1620-11. Referrals of those who abuse/neglect children. (dated 23/1/2011).
1623-11. Justification for taking children from their families. (dated 24/1/2011).
1625-11. Mao's China/Stalin's Russia - Destroying families where parents complain. (dated 24/1/2011).

These requests have been sent to a large number of public authorities as evidenced by the following links:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/ls_pa...
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/sophi...
The Regulations state that requests can be aggregated in the following circumstances:
* two or more requests for information must have been made to the same public authority.
* they must be either from the same person, or from 'different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign' (section 12(4)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act).
* the requests relate to the same or similar information.
* they have been received by the public authority within a space of 60 consecutive working days.
Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for local government is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 working hours in determining whether the requested information is held, and then locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

It is estimated that to determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in relation to these requests would greatly exceed the appropriate limit. Therefore your request will not be processed further. Any further requests of a similar nature will also be aggregated with those above.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to this Unit.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office - Wales, Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL.
Uned Reoliadau Gwybodaeth/Information Regulations Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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Info Regs Unit/Uned.Rheol-Gwyb, Conwy County Borough Council

1593-11

Dear LS Palmer

An internal review has been carried out as a result of your expressed dissatisfaction of a decision by the Council to aggregate a number of requests for the purposes of estimating whether the appropriate limit would be exceeded in relation to complying with any one of them.

The outcome of the internal review is that the Councils position remains unchanged and your request will not be processed further for the reasons previously given.

The Council reserves the right to aggregate any further requests of a similar nature received within the space of the next 60 consecutive working days and/or to treat them as vexatious or repeated requests under Section 14.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office - Wales, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL.

David J Smith
Rheolwr Gwybodaeth a Chwynion Corfforaethol/Corporate Information & Complaints Manager
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy/Conwy County Borough Council

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