There has been a huge increase in the number of children being removed from their parents on grounds of 'emotional abuse', reports Christopher Booker. Among the many serious puzzles raised by the peculiar
Social services are at fault for failing to intervene when it is justified, but also for being too ready to do so when no action is called for It hardly needed Coventry’s senior MP to call for the resignation
Lord Justice Munby's proposals won't change the fact that far too many children are taken into care for no good reason Excitable coverage was given last week to new draft guidelines issued by Sir James
The most senior family judge in England and Wales has demanded more transparency in the courts after rejecting social workers’ attempts to silence a father whose baby was taken into care against his will.
Anonymity doesn't apply in the case of adoption. It is hypocritical, and the result is distasteful There are few things our “child protection” system is keener to enforce than the rigorous secrecy rules
The most senior family judge in England and Wales has rejected a legal bid to ban the naming and shaming of social workers in a controversial case which saw a baby taken from his parents against their