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THE PAEDOFILE: What connects Welsh care home tragedies to the ...

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On December 1st 2012, he 'retired as president of the Family Division and head of family justice on the grounds of ill health', the Ministry of Justice announced. His replacement, however, has been no less outspoken in criticising Family ...
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MARCH REPORTS | Clare Walker Consultancy

The Child Protection All Parliamentary Group has published a report of the findings and recommendations of their inquiry into family justice reforms in the Children and Families Bill. Recomendations: Govt should provide ...
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Concerns raised over Welsh children taken into care sent to live miles from ... - WalesOnline

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Concerns raised over Welsh children taken into care sent to live miles from ...WalesOnlineScott Ruddock, manager of Barnardo's Cymru Adoption and Fostering Service, said while some children may need to be moved away for their own protection or need...

 

This is universal, see for example the Children's Commsioner report,

"Accelerated report on the emerging findings of the OCC’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups, with a special focus on children in care"

 

http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/content/publications/content_580

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Justice Secretary, Jack Straw's Response On Baby P's Mum

These were terrible crimes, unspeakable almost beyond words. The whole country has been deeply affected by the case of Baby Peter.


"It will now be the role of the prison service to monitor these offenders within prison.
"The judge has been clear about the minimum terms they must serve and such decisions must be for the judiciary.

 

"Beyond that time they will only be released if the Parole Board decides after a rigorous safety assessment that it is safe to do so.
"If the Parole Board thinks they are not safe to release, they will remain in custody until such time as they are, whenever that may be.

 

The Government will do everything in its power to protect children.

“We introduced the law of familial homicide in 2004 – with a maximum jail term of 14 years – to make sure that where a child was killed, but the evidence is unclear who in the household was responsible, a prosecution may still be made.

 

The Government also introduced indeterminate sentences such as that received by Baby Peter's mother to ensure that the most serious dangerous offenders are kept in prison until they can be safely managed in the community.
All life and indeterminate sentence prisoners must serve a minimum punitive period of imprisonment (tariff) before they can be considered for release.

 

They will then only be released if the independent Parole Board is satisfied that their continued detention is no longer necessary to protect the public.

 

A large proportion of IPP prisoners, as well as life sentence prisoners, serve more than the minimum period of their tariff.

 

We have greatly toughened up the sentencing system, which is one reason why prisoners are serving longer sentences and there has been a record increase in the prison population.
"In any justice system, sentencing has to be a matter for the independent judiciary.”

 

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2443532/Baby-Ps-mum-free-in-3-years.html#ixzz23t9v8PIw


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Open adoption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open adoption, also referred to as semi-open adoption or cooperative adoption, is a form of adoption in which the biological and adoptive families have access to varying degrees of each other's personal information and have an option of contact. In Open Adoption, the adoptive parents hold all the rights as the legal parents, yet the individuals of the biological and adoptive families may exercise the option to open the contact in varying forms: from just sending mail and/or photos, to face-to-face visits between birth and adoptive families.

The days are long past when a birth mother would go to an adoption agency to give up her child, then have that agency take full responsibility in selecting the adoptive family, with the birth mother playing no role. While it is true that decades ago, often only independent adoptions (usually adoptions initiated by an attorney) involved openness, now most adoption agencies have some, or complete, openness as well. Although practices vary state by state, most adoptions start with the birth mother reviewing dozens of photo-resume letters of prospective adoptive parents. Usually, these are adoptive families who have retained that agency or attorney to assist them in the adoption process. Most states permit full openness not just regarding identities, but also personal information about each other. Just as the adoptive parents want to learn about the birth mother's life and health history, so does the birth mother want the same information about the people she is considering as the parents for her child.[1]

When the birth mother has narrowed down her prospective adoptive parents to one, or a few, families, normally they arrange to meet in person.[2][3] Good adoption agencies and attorneys do this in a pressure-free setting where no one is encouraged to make an immediate decision.) If they are geographically distant from each other (as some adoptions are interstate, with the birth mother living in a different state from the adoptive parents), the first meeting will normally be by phone, then advance to a face-to-face meeting if the meeting by phone went as well as hoped. The goal for both birth and adoptive parents at this stage is to make sure they are looking at the adoption in the same way. Adoption is a lifetime commitment, and just like marriage, both the birth and adoptive parents want to make sure the other is someone they can count on, both short and long term.[4][5]


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At age 18, people adopted in the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and in several provinces in Canada are automatically entitled to their birth certificates and may access their adoption records.

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'Creepy' Savile was barred from role with BBC's Children in Need - Yorkshire Post

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Yorkshire Post'Creepy' Savile was barred from role with BBC's Children in Need Yorkshire PostThe Jim'll Fix It host's gravestone has also been removed from Scarborough's Woodlands Cemetery at his family's request.

 

This article is simply not true. Children in Need does not have any child protection policies. It is not a safeguarding organisation registered with OfStEd. Its only child protection policy is the requirement that to be eligable for a grant an organisation which provides child care facilities for more than two hours be registered by OfStEd.   

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DV and Children in Need Services - a Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council - WhatDoTheyKnow

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This is the true story of Baby P.


Gender discrimination in providing children in need services. They are not provided to men. If a woman is connected to a man then they are not provided to her either and the child is removed.   Tracey Connelly came from a violent family background, she did recognise the effect of excessive physical force on a small child. She knew it was happening, but did not know that it was bad. Her demearnor throughout suggests that she never new.   The social and health care practitioners knew the boyfriend was there and knocking the baby about. If they had acknowledged it then they would have had to provide child in need services to a man, which they don't.   There are extensive health and development checks for 0 - 2 year olds. see http://www.healthvisitors.com/parents/development_two_yrs.htm   It is inconcievable waht happeneded did happen.   Alastair
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