IAN JOSEPHS – “THE SECRECY IN THE FAMILY COURTS WILL NOT BE LIFTED”
29 July 13
The secrecy in family courts will not be lifted
simply because L.J Munby now decides that” judgements will in future be published unless there are compelling reasons not to do so” .Who decides the reasons? Why the judges of course !Since the family will not be named in these judgements ,they will for most people find them very difficult to identify and locate.
The justice dealt out by family courts will still be vastly inferior to that of the criminal courts until the two are bound by the same rules.In my opinion,that is precisely what should happen.
I make 12 points to illustrate this:-
1:-Judges will still find “compelling reasons” not to publish controversial judgements. Their judgements are 99% in favour of local authorities so parents views will NOT be published.
2:-The public(including grandparents and relatives of parents) will still be excluded from family courts.
3:-Mothers whose babies have been taken at birth will still be threatened with jail if they” go
public”Forced adoption will uniquely in the UK continue “bigtime” as a major government target
4:- More children will still be taken for emotional abuse (or risk of it !) than those removed for both sex abuse and physical abuse added together;
5:-The media will still be forbidden to name parents who want to protest openly and publicly , waive anonymity like rape victims and use their own names
6:-Children taken into care will still have their mobiles and laptops confiscated to isolate them from family and friends. Conversation with visiting parents will still be strictly censored
7:-Children in care receiving visits will still be forbidden to report to parents abuse by fosterers,care workers,or social workers,and nearly half will still end up in jail or as sex workers.
8:-Agencies like Barnardos and N.F.A (founded by 2 social workers and sold for £130million+) will still make fortunes from recruiting fosterers and adoptive parents
9:- Many foreign visitors who are single parents here for a holiday or to meet with relatives will if accused by uk social services of neglect etc be prevented from returning home to face social services in their homelands and their children will still be taken for forced adoption. in the uk
10:-Pregnant women fleeing the uk before any court proceedings start will still be tracked down in foreign countries by the SS who will often start proceedings abroad to recover the children for forced adoption or long term fostering in the uk uk
11:-Judges will continue to issue injunctions forbidding parents who have committed no crime from contacting directly or indirectly their own children for periods of many years.
12:-PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIME will continue to be inflicted on parents, as experts (described as hired guns in Prof Jane Ireland’s report for the government)predict risk of harm to children who are then adopted.
Nothing much will change…..
THE JUDGES KNOW THE SYSTEM IS ROTTEN BUT THEY DO NOT WANT TO REFORM