“Forced Adoption | May 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm
The children Act 1989 makes it clear that children who cannot live with parents MUST be placed with relatives or close friends of parents. Apart from the fact that a certain Mr Eyles is “vastly experienced” no evidence was presented to finally disqualify the aunt and uncle as carers.
Adoption at all costs seems to be the conclusion in this sad case.Why the surprise and implied disdain for a mother who loses control and makes threats when her children are legally stolen?
If she eventually committs suicide when her children are forcibly adopted (as happens to similar mothers from time to time) no doubt the authorities will point to her inherent instability. and blame that rather than their own cruelty……….”
Most of the case of Birmingham City Council v LC 2016 is fact specific, but there are two matters of broader interest
The first is that the mother in the case had made threats to kill the social worker and was in fact arrested for doing so.
- The matter was listed for final hearing before a District Judge sitting in Birmingham on 13 January 2016. Shortly prior thereto the mother was arrested for threatening to kill the current social worker. Ultimately the police did not proceed to charge her with any offence. At the hearing on 13 January the mother was extremely volatile and making threats of harm to the extent that the social workers and the advocates felt very vulnerable. The District Judge made contact with me and she allocated the case to me.
- On 19 January 2016 I gave the mother due warning that her conduct would…
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