Monthly Archives: March 2012

So far, 12 MPs signed Early Day Motion re Expert Witnesses in Family Courts

Blessed be Professor Jane Ireland who wrote that report Evaluating Expert Witness Psychological Reports: Exploring Quality. It gave rise to lots of TV and press coverage and also this Early Day Motion 2857 that, so far, has been signed by … Continue reading

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Just about the most draconian act the state can carry out is to remove a family’s child

This remarkable quote by lawyer Nigel Priestley appeared on Channel IV’s description of their film on ‘expert witnesses’: After the death penalty the most draconian act that the state can do is remove a family’s child. I have had long … Continue reading

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Child snatching: the ethical battleline between mainstream and online media

What is more important: the reporting gap between the blogosphere and the mainstream media or the abuse of ‘baby-snatcher’ social workers? Isn’t it ‘funny’ that Christopher Booker has been so alone with his consistent reporting in The Telegraph? The Times … Continue reading

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Two Parliamentary Groups launch inquiries into children missing from care

Family Law Week published this article about MPs seeking the views of looked after children: the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults and the APPG on Looked After Children and Care Leavers. The evidence … Continue reading

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ITV This Morning: Help me Keep my Baby

The moderator can’t believe it and calls it ‘medieval’. Denise Robertson MBE wonders why people are not getting behind John Hemming MP’s campaign. John Hemming MP says there are many lawyers out there who are also working for the local … Continue reading

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Daily Mail and Channel IV: Scandal of ‘unqualified’ experts who advise our family courts

At long last: the mainstream media are cottoning on! John Hemming MP had already tabled an Early Day Motion on the highly questionable value of ‘expert’ witnesses. After the latest reports, he re-tabled the issue. Meanwhile it has become crystal … Continue reading

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How do you Endure Humiliation, Pain and 22 Hours of being Locked Up?

Just imagine: only because you’ve got six kids that are so cute that Haringey Council thinks they can make a lot of money out of them, you end up in prison – over three months already! Gloria’s condition is particularly … Continue reading

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