Conference will lift lid on secret injustices of the UK’s family courts
- Children Screaming to be Heard conference will take place in London on Friday 25th July
- Vicky Haigh, former racehorse trainer, who was jailed on spurious charges and separated from her daughter, will address the conference and speak from personal experience
Vicky Haigh could not believe it was possible until it happened to her. She is not a criminal, just a normal mother who tried to protect her daughter from an abusive ex-husband, and who found herself jailed and separated from their child as a result.
The seemingly incredible series of events unfolded after Ms Haigh was sentenced to three years in prison, in 2011, for breach of a ‘non-molestation order’ relating to her daughter. Her only offence had been to run into the girl at a petrol station after her ex-husband was awarded custody.
To her surprise, the Family Division published a very hostile verdict of three years in prison on the non-molestation charge, the longest ever sentence received for breach of a NMO order in history, but Vicky was allowed to return home on probation after serving ten months as a model prisoner.
On Friday 25 July, she will address the Children Screaming to be Heard conference and question the government’s role in allowing the family courts to steal children away from their parents for no good reason. Continue reading