Suicides due to forced adoptions.

Paul Snowdon made this Freedom of Information request to Warwickshire County Council

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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Can you please confirm within the last 5 years the following.

1 How many parents have died within 5 years of losing their children to forced adoption,
2. Can you please provide a breakdown of deaths ie suicide, murder, accident, illness etc.
3. How many adoptions were voluntary and how many were classed as forced adoptions.
4. How and when are the children informed of their real parents deaths.

I await your prompt reply.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Snowdon

Warwickshire County Council

 
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Dear Paul Snowdon
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 31st August 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request. 
 
 
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Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
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Warwick
CV34 4RL
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Warwickshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Suicides due to forced adoptions.'.

You state that you do not recognise the term 'forced adoption' as there is no such thing in law, lets break this down using the an English dictionary,

'Forced'
adj
1. Imposed by force, involuntary: The parents were forced to hand over the child to the social worker.
2. An act not undertaken willingly: The victim was forced to open the safe

'Adoption'
1. To take on legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child)

Whether you choose to not recognise what is now becoming a popular term is not my problem.

you use the excuse that you do not record information to determine whether the real parents believed an adoption was forced. To put it bluntly if the child's natural parents were fighting to keep their child in court would that not show a clear belief that what the state was doing to them was FORCED?

As you can see from my other requests other councils keep a log of those that have died after having contact with SS. why do you not want to publish said data, are the numbers shockingly high.

i await your response hopefully containing a either the answers to my questions or a suitable response as to why you don't want to release this information,

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Snowdon

Warwickshire County Council

Dear Paul Snowdon,
 
I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail below, and your request has been
passed to the Warwickshire County Council Legal Services team, who carry
out internal reviews on behalf of the council.

They will issue a formal acknowledgement to you shortly, which will
include a completion date for your internal review.
 
 
Kind regards
 
 
Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer 

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From: Paul Snowdon <[FOI #688279 email]>
Sent: 23 September 2020 18:18
To: Info Rights <[Warwickshire County Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Suicides due
to forced adoptions.
 
Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Warwickshire County
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Suicides due to forced adoptions.'.

You state that you do not recognise the term 'forced adoption'  as there
is no such thing in law, lets break this down using the an English
dictionary,

'Forced'
adj
1. Imposed by force, involuntary: The parents were forced to hand over the
child to the social worker.
2. An act not undertaken willingly: The victim was forced to open  the
safe

'Adoption'
1. To take on legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not
one's biological child)

Whether you choose to not recognise what is now becoming a popular term is
not my problem.

you use the excuse that you do not record information to determine whether
the real parents believed an adoption was forced. To put it bluntly if the
child's natural parents were fighting to keep their child in court would
that not show a clear belief that what the state was doing to them was
FORCED?

As you can see from my other requests other councils keep a log of those
that have died after having contact with SS. why do you not want to
publish said data, are the numbers shockingly high.

i await your response hopefully containing a either the answers to my
questions or a suitable response as to why you don't want to release this
information,

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Snowdon

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Dear Paul Snowdon
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 23 September 2020. I
am sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that we are considering your concerns and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 21 October 2020.
 

However please note:

In line with many organisations nationally and globally, Warwickshire
County Council is experiencing unprecedented challenges during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we will endeavour to adhere to our Information
Rights timescales during this period, there may be times when we need
to redirect our resources to assist the council and partner agencies to
respond to the outbreak.  Therefore, you may experience delays in
receiving a response from us in relation to information rights requests
during this time.   

Further guidance can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office
website
at  [1]https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/you...
appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.  

 
 

 Kind regards

Jason Williams
Legal Assistant

Law and Governance - Legal Services
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

 

 
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Dear Paul Snowdon,
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 3 September 2020. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Please see the attached internal review response to your request dated
above. 
 
 

 Kind regards

Jason Williams
Legal Assistant

Law and Governance - Legal Services
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

 

 
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