Children are taken away – but the system can't admit it's wrong

August 2, 2004

Children are taken away – but the system can’t admit it’s wrong By Cassandra Jardine(Filed: 02/08/2004) Social workers who believe that parents have harmed their children say they always act ‘in the best interests of the child’. But what happens to those parents who protest – and believe that they can prove – their innocence? In a two-part investigation into the closed world of child protection, Cassandra Jardine hears from families who have suffered at the hands of a system they say is unjust and biased – and uncovers disturbing suggestions that, in one county at least, the council’s efforts to meet government adoption targets may be making a bad situation worse…

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