Legal Action for Women are holding their next monthly protest outside the Family Court in Holborn next Wednesday, 3rd July.
The protests are designed to highlight discrimination experienced by single mothers in poverty when going through the UK’s family courts.
Their latest update offers the following information:
“Mothers and children are legally entitled to financial and other support to stay together but they are not getting it. Instead millions are spent tearing children away from their families. Poverty and domestic violence are not ‘neglect’.”
- Women are primary carers in 90% of households. 28% of children live in poverty.
- There are more children ‘in care’ now than at any time since 1985 – 75,420 by 2018.
- Children from poor areas are 10 times more likely to be taken.
- Of families whose children are taken, 75% are single mothers.
- 90% of adoptions are without parental consent.
- While mothers are denied support, it costs £56k p.a. to keep a child ‘in care’.
- 0-90% of court cases feature domestic abuse yet less than 1% of child contact applications are refused.”
The demonstration will run from 12.30-1.30pm, and will take place at 42-49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NP.
You can access LAW’s blog here.
Mike Cox said:
From a father’s point of view, it’s important to remember that a very large percentage of case feature ALLEGATIONS of domestic abuse, rather than PROVEN instances, a situation driven by the fact that legal aid is only available where DV is alleged.
That said, it is beyond absurd that vast sums of money and resources are available to remove children from their parents and pay other people to look after them, but not to provide sufficient financial assistance and resources to the parents which would have prevented the removal in the first place!
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Martin Newbold said:
Well said Mike!
” I also state that social workers in my child’s case seem from my standpoint a corrupt flawed organization set up to steal children for their barren subset. They have done nothing to improve this view in seven years.”
It is quite disgusting the sale of children still exists in this country. There is vast sums of moneys changing hands in this lucrative business of exploiting children from their families .
I still have had no response from the Irish contingent were part of this exploitation of children appears to fabricated adoption certificates and not answer correspondence in an attempt to work hand in glove with other government agencies to cover this all up. Working to educate families surely would be less expensive and less destructive to the children in some cases!
It will appear none of these agencies will admit wrong doing and when the government set up an investigation this year into a social workers reform act and to ask if the register should be managed elsewhere other than the HCPC. The main respondents was the government bodies and social working agencies, is it a wonder a slanted viewpoint was reached!
the Jon Wedger to whom you are referring?
It could be however, I haven’t looked at the link. The post is not an endorsement, it is an update.