In a piece for The Guardian published today, Legal Action For Women has called out the government on their child protection policies, accusing it of using vulnerable families to enable vast profits through the privatisation of children’s homes and fostering agencies.
They very kindly sent us the article, which was co written by the Support Not Separation Coalition and Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, so we are adding it below:
“There is widespread condemnation (Letters, 20 June) at Trump separating immigrant children from their families. But in the UK, away from the public gaze, social workers escorted by police take terrified children from their mothers every day. Louise Tickle urges a “complete reset of attitudes in children’s social care away from removing children and towards supporting families” (Opinion, 15 June).
Our self-help mothers’ group receives calls daily from desperate women whose children or grandchildren have been removed…
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