Legal Action for Women’s Support Not Separation group, which helps mothers fighting child removals in the family courts, has branched out to the US, bringing together campaigners from Britain and America.

The group’s expansion, which was announced on 26 June, will be officially launched at a webinar, Protecting our children, Defending our rights – UK & US, On 15 July, which will look at ways to end what the group calls “”child welfare’s” massive and heartless removal of children from low-income mothers and families, often children of colour.”

The conference will feature a panel which will include mothers from different communities in the UK and the US; DCFS/DHS [the US Division of Children and Family Services] Give Us Back Our Children; Disabled Mothers’ Rights campaign; Every Mother Is a Working Mother Network; Global Women’s Strike (GWS); Legal Action for Women; Psychotherapy & Counselling Union; Women Against Rape and Women of Colour/GWS.

The group will also be launching a self-help guide for mothers in the UK and the US during the online event, and will be sharing new research based on cases in the UK.

Anyone interested in attending the event, which is free, can register for a place here.