Gagging Orders in Secret Family Courts

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Mrs Docherty (Account suspended)

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the wake of the people speaking out against the abuses of the
secret family courts and forced adoption of children to strangers,
instead of being retained within their real natural families. I
would like to know how your authority compares to others in
fulfilling your responsibilities to families & their children.

(a) How many individuals have been taken to court by your authority
in-order to gag them. To stop them from speaking out about the
injustices they have suffered at the hands of the council
children's social services and secret family courts. Provide all
records to-date that are held.

(b) How much did these gagging order injunctions cost the rate
payer.

(c) Who is responsible for actioning these enforcement orders by
the council, i.e. who signs the applications for court.

(d) How many parents /relatives/individuals have received further
sanctions for breaking these gagging orders.

(e) Are any of these decisions to gag/sanction taken by unelected
local authority officers responsible for children’s social care,
finance, legal or any other relevant department.

(f) If councillors make these decisions at which meeting(s) are
these discussed.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Docherty

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i've sent it back to andy for now as think it should be for legal
services. waiting for him to get back to me

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From: Mrs Docherty <[FOI #20936 email]>
To: FOI requests at Bristol City Council <[Bristol City Council request email]>
Date: 13/10/2009 20:31
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Gagging Orders in Secret Family
Courts

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the wake of the people speaking out against the abuses of the
secret family courts and forced adoption of children to strangers,
instead of being retained within their real natural families. I
would like to know how your authority compares to others in
fulfilling your responsibilities to families & their children.

(a) How many individuals have been taken to court by your authority
in-order to gag them. To stop them from speaking out about the
injustices they have suffered at the hands of the council
children's social services and secret family courts. Provide all
records to-date that are held.

(b) How much did these gagging order injunctions cost the rate
payer.

(c) Who is responsible for actioning these enforcement orders by
the council, i.e. who signs the applications for court.

(d) How many parents /relatives/individuals have received further
sanctions for breaking these gagging orders.

(e) Are any of these decisions to gag/sanction taken by unelected
local authority officers responsible for children’s social care,
finance, legal or any other relevant department.

(f) If councillors make these decisions at which meeting(s) are
these discussed.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Docherty

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Dear Mrs Docherty

Pease find below, the response to your request for information.

(a) How many individuals have been taken to court by your
authority
in-order to gag them. To stop them from speaking out about the
injustices they have suffered at the hands of the council
children's social services and secret family courts. Provide all
records to-date that are held.
Answer: None

(b) How much did these gagging order injunctions cost the rate
payer.
Answer: N/A

(c) Who is responsible for actioning these enforcement orders by
the council, i.e. who signs the applications for court.
Answer: N/A

(d) How many parents /relatives/individuals have received further
sanctions for breaking these gagging orders.
Answer: None

(e) Are any of these decisions to gag/sanction taken by unelected
local authority officers responsible for children’s social
care,
finance, legal or any other relevant department.
Answer: N/A

(f) If councillors make these decisions at which meeting(s) are
these discussed.
Answer: N/A

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