A protest outside the Houses of Parliament to raise awareness about child abuse in the UK is taking place this Wednesday.
The demonstration has been organised by whistleblower and former Scotland Yard detective Jon Wedger, and survivors of child abuse at Beecholme childrens home and Quarriers Children’s Village.
The event marks the first of its kind for the group, which is hoping to hold the protests on the first Wednesday of every month.
The demonstrations are part of a growing number of child welfare-focused protest movements which meet monthly to expose the gaps within the UK’s child protection system.
Legal Action for Women (LAW) has been holding monthly protests outside the London Family Court under their campaign Support Not Separation to highlight issues around wrongful removal of children and discrimination faced by parents experiencing poverty and hardship. The protests are also held on the first Wednesday of every month.
The Facebook page for the protest outside Parliament confirms at least 27 people are attending the protest, with 44 people interested in attending so far.
The protest will be held this month on 7 August, from noon-2pm.
Many thanks to Raul for alerting us to this development.
Greg Young said:
You’ve written in the bottom of your post that the protest is on the the 4th of August.
“The protest will be held this month on 4 August, from noon-2pm.
Many thanks to Raul for alerting us to this development.”
That was a typo which was changed as soon as the post was published. New date was added, please see the post.
It’s ironic that, on the whole, much worst abuses are perpetrated by those employed to protect the children taken from their families. Even when there isn’t physical or sexual abuses, the children removed growing up in temporary foster care or forcibly adopted are emotionally abused. They have a disconnect that affects them throughout their lives leading to all sorts of negative issues that affect them for the rest of their lives. Support needs to be given to families so children are not taken into care in the first place.
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