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Media Interviews & Video’s
This Morning: Vicky & Yvonne Coulter Story
RT News report on Forced Adoptions & interview with Christopher Booker
This Morning: Protect Your Children From Social Services
Channel 4 : Fleeing Families
Birmingham Post: John Hemming discusses Birmingham's child social services
French Podcast by Florence Bellone
(audio only in French)
Tim Yeo MP accuses Suffolk Council of Kidnapping (Part 1) 25 Nov 2009
Tim Yeo MP accuses Suffolk Council of Kidnapping (Part 2) 25 Nov 2009
John Hemming on Child Protection 12 Sep 2013
Forced Adoption and the Mums on the Run - BBC Radio 4 Fact the Facts
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Hundreds of parents have already fled the UK to avoid having their children forcibly adopted by social services. And more will follow, it's predicted , as the number of contested adoptions continues to rise. John Waite meets some of the "mums on the run" and some of the clandestine support networks that are helping them. Providing shelter, food, advice and money - all the things that are necessary for a new life abroad.
He also hears of growing international concern about the actions of British social workers, most notoriously in the case last month of an Italian woman who was forced into giving birth and having her child put up for adoption because she was deemed to be a risk to its safety.
Presenter: John Waite
Producer: Joe Kent
Editor: Andrew Smith
I Want My Baby Back - Panorama
Tuesday 14 January 2014
John Sweeney investigates the secretive world of the family courts and asks whether some parents may have unfairly lost their children forever.
The crucial evidence against them came from doctors, who said that tiny fractures on their babies' x-rays were evidence of abuse. But some experts now believe that lack of vitamin D or rickets might point to another cause for the fractures.
One young mother has taken desperate measures after losing her daughter - she has gone on the run from the UK to have her second child abroad. But even this drastic step may not keep her out of the reach of social services
Finding Mum and Dad - Channel 4
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Connor and Daniel are brothers. For over 12 months, they've been in care, waiting to be adopted. But, as sibling boys, aged six and four, they are 'hard to place'.
With exclusive access, this documentary goes behind the scenes of a bold new scheme designed to help children like Connor and Daniel find new parents.
A look behind the scenes of a bold new scheme designed to help 'hard to place' children find adoptive parents.
Sir Keir Starmer: Legal system 'not fit for purpose' - 08 January 2014
Are social workers too quick to remove children & too quick to have forced adoption? - BBC South East - Inside Out:
02 February 2015
Is our social services system too quick to take children into care and too quick to forcibly adopt? Now Europe is investigating whether it happens here too often, Rachel Royce reports; and Jeremy Stern examines plans to build a new town in Sussex which have caused outrage.
Every year about 11,000 children are taken into local authority care without the consent of their parents.
Last year, more than 2,400 of them were forcibly adopted.
It is a controversial practice and one that is facing criticism not just in the UK, but from politicians in Europe where forced adoption is rare.