This article was posted in a number of places on Victims Unite! But I felt it was so unique in its contribution that I put it here, too:
Social Engineering On A Grand Scale
I’ve been involved in a friend’s legal case and it’s a very messed-up situation. Essentially, anyone can make a malicious allegation about child cruelty and it initiates a huge infrastructure of highly-paid… “professionals” who put self-interest first. The legal bill in the UK for the “protection” of 60,000 children is astronomical. Cases take between 49 and 78 weeks to conclude and are rarely cut short. All UK family law cases are held in secrecy and this attracts the least competent of the legal profession. Barristers with decades of experience, earning 200-500 pound per hour don’t know the law. But that doesn’t matter because perjury is commonplace. Cases often cost 0.5 million pound and the results are dismal. From http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-405578/60-000-children-care-betrayed-fail-school.html
- A quarter of girls in care have been pregnant by the time they leave and half are single mothers within two years.
- Half of all prisoners under the age of 25 have been through the care system.
- A third of the homeless are people who were brought up in state care.
- Only 60 out of 6,000 young people leaving care each year goes to university.
But it would be cheaper to cancel the court cases and send these kids to top private schools and also give them personal mentors and intensive psychotherapy. The cost of sending a boy to Eton College over a period of five years is only 168,575 pounds. Instead, before any allegations are substantiated to civil standard (“balance of probability”), children are taken forcefully, often from aspiring families, are given to chavvy foster parents who are given 360-437 pounds per child per week excluding expenses. Publicising your case is Contempt Of Court, a criminal matter which sees 200 parents per year imprisoned.
I knew that UK laws were draconian, but I didn’t know how bad they were until I investigated for a friend. I discovered that any spurious allegation can be investigated, any evidence can be gathered and in the case of the Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Section 18, the Children Act 1989 Section 37(3)(a) and the Mental Health Act 1983 Section 2, a reason only needs to be provided for ceasing to interfere with a person’s liberty. There are safeguards but there are also emergency provisions which circumvent all safeguards. There are time limits but those are irrelevant if courts are overwhelmed with cases. The Mental Health Act also allows medics (not only qualified doctors) to backdate notes with complete immunity.
There’s an economic recession but there’s no shortage of government funded adverts for fostering and adoption. High streets in controversial London Borough Of Haringey were recently plastered in adverts for adoption (“It’s never been easier”), till receipts from my local supermarket have adverts for foster care agencies and The London Borough Of Brent has been advertising on buses.
Why does this happen? Adoption targets and bonuses are assigned to local government but legal costs are assigned to central government. If a local government department doesn’t meet targets then budget cuts are imposed and people lose their jobs. So, local government is very motivated to meet targets – even if it involves heavy advertising or free loft conversions worth 30,000 pounds – so that people can take more kids.
2% of parents get their kids back and most of the “winners” pay extensive legal fees. The remainder may receive a lifetime injunction and see their children adopted abroad without their permission. The UK is one of the few countries in the world where forced adoption by the state is legal. However, it is a lucrative trade where healthy, well-adjusted children obtain up to 120,000 pound in “fees”. Officially, adoption quotas have been abandoned, but they have only been replaced with adoption targets and I’ve seen evidence that they were running as recently as Tue 11 Jan 2011.
Essentially, child “protection” is a very big game where you *might* get children returned if you pay enough to the legal profession. The most worrying part is that no-one’s impartial. There’s supposedly checks and balances of Independant Reviews, Children’s Guardians and child charities. However, there’s one dirty little secret. They all work together and they’re all staffed with qualified Social Workers. If you telephone the NSPCC, Barnado’s, ChildLine or Voice then you’ll speak to a qualified Social Worker who forwards details to your legal opposition. Some of the telephone operators will initially deny that they’re qualified Social Workers but you can check their registration (http://www.gscc.org.uk/registerSearch.php) during any telephone call. This website happens to be run by the Social Workers’ official organisation where, like doctors, registration is mandatory and there is a strict Code Of Conduct, which is taken seriously.
So, I was asked to collate a list of Social Workers in London. However, that’s a vague task when poor data quality is involved. The easiest solution was to scrape the entire dataset. From this, I discovered that the UK has 94,211 registered Social Workers and 16,194 registered students. Next, I was asked if I could collate it with any other public dataset, such as the leaked British National Party list of members. Although the veracity of this list cannot be determined, the intersection is not null. For example, Mr Freddy Longmuir, 30 Old Mill Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2LB, UK, +44 (0)7974 334624, firstname.lastname@example.org, is 50, a company director, has a Bachelors Degree in Politics, a Masters Degree in Social Work, registered as Social Worker E/1021782 in Barnsley on Fri 24 Apr 2008 and was named as a paid member of the British National Party in Nov 2008. You can check all of these details yourself because they’re all in the public domain.
- Ombudsman could investigate child ‘snatching’ by courts (vickyhaigh.wordpress.com)
- Exposing North Yorkshire County Council Corruption (vickyhaigh.wordpress.com)
- Adoption ‘tsar’ Martin Narey in the spotlight (alisonsgypt.wordpress.com)
- Two shocking cases of children taken into care on the flimsiest pretexts (vickyhaigh.wordpress.com)