Based on real-life cases, the Voice of the Child presents fictionalised stories offering a glimpse into the UK’s child protection system.
In the first episode of “Practice Makes Profit”, a woman has her baby taken from her as soon as he is born, and tries to find out on what grounds social services have removed her newborn from her care.
Visiting the consultant whose report led to her baby being taken from her, the mother becomes suspicious that the removal process is fuelled by greed, and malpractice.
The surreal ending to this episode is not a fictional flourish.
WARNING: This podcast contains some explicit language.
You can listen to the first instalment of this story here.
[Name Withheld] said:
Hi my son Thomas is going up for adoption and I am not going to be able to see him again until he is 18, I basically lost my one year old little boy because of his father lying to the judge and his past suicidal attempts and drugs and keeping important information about his life in his marriage to his ex wife and his daughters in America
Ian Josephs said:
Forced adoption based on future predictions is itself a crime against humanity and all those involved should be locked up for a very long time.