This is the Executive Summary of a report I’ve called a ‘petition’. For I sent the 11-page text to the Petitions Secretariat and MEPs in Brussels.
I also submitted it to my constituency MP Tulip Siddiq – for her to put into the petition ‘bag’ – thus following former MP John Hemming who did so with Children Placed in Foster Care in September 2013.
I’ll obviously send it to other MPs who hopefully will make a difference. Maybe you can send it to yours? And ask your Local Council for their statistics on ‘Looked After Children’?
The Executive Summary says:
This petition requests the STOPPING of all forced removals of children from their parents as this crime against humanity emerges, not only in the UK but across Europe, not only recently, but with a rising trend since the 1990’s.
Based on official statistics from the UK, Germany and Sweden, this petition presents activities that are unacceptable in any democratic society; let alone one that claims to subscribe to the Fundamental Charter of Human Rights, the European Convention of Human Rights and the UN Convention on Child Rights.
Removing children from their families under false pretences is as criminal as stealing property. Police brutality and cruelty are covered up by shields of secrecy and pseudo-legitimisation in ‘family courts’. Forced adoptions are only a small percentage of forced removals which have resulted in 90,000 children in care in the UK, 50,000 in Germany and over 30,000 in Sweden. Tomas Zdechovsky MEP publishes that Norway had 46,000 children in care in 2014.
However, official UK statistics about Looked After Children do not seem to take into account all Local Authorities: when trying to compare the population of local authorities with the number of children removed, it appeared that data from only 152 of 326 Local Authorities got recorded.
In 2012 the Council of Europe report on Human Rights and Family Courts addressed its “concerns about cases where children are taken away against the will of their parents and in violation of the right to respect for family life and the principle of a fair trial.”
This petition asks the EU Commission to act as a truly democratic law proposing body, genuinely implementing the European Convention of Human Rights and the UN Convention on Child Rights and, in the interest of future generations, to verily listen to Children Screaming to be Heard.