Expert witnesses, suspect science and dead babiesWhy have women been wrongly convicted of killing their children? Dr James Le Fanu points the finger at medical experts. Below, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick responds. by Dr James Le Fanu’Please, if there is any way you could help with our situation, by yourself or anyone you know, could you […]
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Demo as doctor fights for career By Dave Black, The Journal A group which campaigns for carers and teachers who have been falsely accused of child abuse will today stage a demonstration as a North-East doctor faces a hearing which could end her career.Dr Camille San Lazaro goes before the General Medical Council (GMC) for […]
Cassandra Jardine meets parents whose children have been taken from them and asks if Britain’s closed adoption system will ever change The Carters’ living room in south London is covered with pictures of their four children. Will and Michelle (not their real names, because family court rules prevent them being identified) yearn to live as […]
Families Denied Justice: If a friend of Lord Falconer can sort out a scandal in the justice system, three cheers for cronyism Nick CohenSunday January 16, 2005The Observer The iron law of all bureaucracies is ‘first we protect ourselves’. In an ideal world they would look to free themselves from scrutiny by operating under the […]
Two months ago, health.telegraph explored the problem of children being taken into care after their parents had been falsely accused of ill-treatment. Since then, reports Cassandra Jardine, more than 40 couples have defied the rules of secrecy to tell of their own experiencesSince the acquittal of Sally Clark, Angela Cannings and Trupti Patel, a large […]
Homeschoolers across the country have been striving to make some small but necessary changes to the laws governing child abuse and neglect investigations. On June 25, 2003, Congress enacted the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, which requires social workers to inform parents of the allegations against them at the time of initial […]
MARGARET HODGE, the children’s minister, and Harriet Harman, the solicitor general, were warned more than three years ago about a growing scandal in the family courts of children being wrongfully removed from their families. Jan Loxley, a former government adviser on childcare, wrote to both Hodge and Harman. She told them that families were being […]