Another great post, exposing naked propaganda backfiring for profit! The way in which blind prejudices racked against natural parents caught up in safeguarding and care proceedings play out, is itself an abuse of process hence undemocratic. Most lamentable is lack of access to EFFECTIVE legal representation at critical times, with many parents still reporting legally-aided lawyers who cross over to bat for the local authority instead of the natural parents, thus circumventing meaningful access to justice as well as a right to a fair trial.
A new video produced by charity Just For Kids Law, under the pretext that it is trying to support parents going through child protection proceedings is thinly veiled propaganda which includes dangerous child protection advice.
The video, which is just under three minutes long, follows a young girl who was once in care and who now finds herself going through child protection proceedings after becoming pregnant. Whilst the animation is really nothing more than an advertisement for the charity’s legal services, it is the way in which it treats young parents that is so offensive – and so wide of the mark that it amounts to bullying.
Entitled, “If I Could Talk To Me”, the story approaches child protection proceedings as if the mother whose case we’re watching has gone back in time to advise her younger self to do things differently. Immediately, the assumption that’s being made is that…
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