The Children and Families Truth Commission published the first human rights-focused survey for children and families going through Britain’s child protection system last month, and the response has been overwhelming.
We would like to thank the hundreds of parents and extended family members who have already answered the survey, it means the world to us and we promise we will make you proud.
The survey was produced in collaboration with child-protection experienced parents and it has been designed to be accessible and easy to fill out.
The survey asks families in Britain about their experiences of children’s social care and the courts, including times when they felt that their human rights were not supported.
The commission created this survey so that it can better understand which human rights are being breached inside the system, and how.
If you are a child or child-protection experienced parent or relative and you have some time to spare over the holidays, we would love you to complete the survey. The more feedback we get the more we can understand the problems, so please help us ramp up the survey responses if you can.
You can do this by filling out this survey, and sharing it with others who may want to complete it.
If you have any questions about, or problems with, the survey, you are very welcome to email the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can access the survey here: https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ZTjBjnJPwukVbE
We will let you know how many responses we have received so far in the New Year, and we look forward to planning our first Zoom call with you in 2023.
Ian Josephs said:
There is no place in the survey for the following :-
When children are taken into care ,phones and laptops are routinely confiscated to isolate them from family and all their friends.Murderers in prison are treated better……..Hardened criminals can phone out and can discuss anything they like with visiting family and friends.
Parents can visit children in foster care at closely supervised contact sessions but they have to sign an agreement accepting the following. “They are forbidden to discuss the possibility of coming home, court proceedings, or sexual /physical abuse suffered in foster care “.Any breach results in the contact being stopped at once and sometimes for good
We are told by the President of the family court that children’s voices should be heard.Surely it is wrong that once they are in care their free speech is not heard at all but is stifled?
Dr Manhattan said:
Hi Natasha I think i’ve already completed this survey but can you check just to be sure.
They are anonymous…