Gagging Orders in Secret Family Courts

Mrs Docherty (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Hampshire County Council

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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

(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

Hampshire County Council

Dear Mrs Docherty,

Thank you for contacting Hampshire County Council by email.

Your request has been forwarded to our Corporate Complaints department (who also deal with Freedom of Information enquiries) and a member of staff will contact you shortly.

Kind Regards,

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Corporate Complaints Team, Hampshire County Council

Dear Mrs Docherty

Thank you for your email of 13 October 2009 requesting information on
Gagging Orders in Secret Family Courts.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours sincerely,


Vikas Gupta
Corporate Complaints Team
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court, The Castle,
Winchester UK
SO23 8UJ

Mrs Docherty (Account suspended)

Dear Vikas Gupta,

This request is overdue a response. By law, Hampshire County Council should normally have answered by 10 November 2009.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Docherty

Corporate Complaints Team, Hampshire County Council

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Dear Mrs Docherty

Please see the enclosed letter in response to your Freedom of
Information request dated 13 October 2009.

Your request was received on 14 October 2009 and hence the deadline to
respond is 11 November 2009.

Yours sincerely

Vikas Gupta
Corporate Complaints Team
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court, The Castle, Winchester UK - SO23 8UJ

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