A friend of mine, who is a serving Borough Councillor, is seemingly
about to lose four granddaughters, all under the age of six years
to Forced adoptions, in secret Family Court.
I have been a victim myself to this corrupt system, which tears
good families apart, to meet adoption quotas and gain government
grant funding. Its all about money generation for government
agencies rather than " Best Interest of The Child".
Birth Families should always be first considered before children
are removed from their birth families. Clearly Sheeena Williams
wishes to raise her own granddaughters and has raised her own
children , with no problems. Why is she being totally overlooked as
an alternative to forced adoption?
Under freedom of information please let me have the following
What are you going to do about the above NOW? Not after this family
has been destroyed and broken. A good healthy family, I must add.
How many children have been placed for forced adoption, without
consideration of extended birth families? Is this the normal
practice of Kent County Council, to break up healthy family ties?
How many of Kent County Council forced adoption cases have been
overseen by Judge Polden? Does this Judge always exclude placements
with birth families and opt instead to steal peoples children for
I find the situation to be quite bizare, and totally flawed.
I look forward to your reply.
Yvonne Stewart-Taylor Retired Town Councillor for Windermere Town
Ward. Served for seventeen years.
Sarah Harman: 'I lost all faith and confidence'
If Harriet Harman's sister lost faith in the Family Court System and the treatment she received at the hands of Kent County Council , how does she think the families must feel who have their children stolen for forced adoption, at least she only had her career ruined
that said her sister Harriet is a disgrace and should have done far more
Government slates children’s services
Thursday, 10 December 2009
By Stephen Neale
ESSEX’S failing children’s service has been criticised by Government – just six months after being ordered to improve.
Children’s Minister Dawn Primarolo has written to Essex County Council warning that ‘further necessary interventions’ are needed.
She described the council’s ‘slow progress’ in making improvements in children’s social care.
An improvement notice was issued by the Government in March over its concerns.
Ms Primarolo acknowledged some progress had been made following the appointment of a new director for children’s services.
But on Friday she said: “Nonetheless, I have written to the council today to inform them that I am minded to use powers to establish a robust framework that reinforces existing work, to provide assurance that the necessary and urgent improvements needed are secured quickly.”
The intervention means that the Secretary of State has powers to establish an Improvement Board and appoint an independent Chair; enforce a revised improvement plan; and receive bi-monthly reports from the board’s chair.
The council has until today (Thursday) to make representations on the proposals set out above.
Councillor Peter Martin, deputy leader of Essex County Council, said the authority was committed to working with Government to improve the service.
He explained: “I am confident that we are turning the corner.
“We know there is still work to be done to secure the right provision for children but we are confident that we can make the changes needed to deliver high quality front line practice and an organisation that is fit for purpose.”
The authority has introduced a programme of support and modernisation to help staff working with children and young people in greatest need of help.
Officers have introduced new technology to reduce bureaucracy. An overseas recruitment campaign has filled 43 vacant social work posts.
- Yellow Advertiser has launched an investigation into the quality of children’s care at Essex Social Services.
If you have first-hand knowledge of failings or concerns, call the investigation team in total confidence on 01268 535769.
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Posted by : caroline, southend | Thursday 10/Dec/2009 | Report this comment
Essex social services are kidnappers, they threaten to remove a baby BEFORE it is born and threaten adoption without any valid reason, all to meet targets and get big bonuses
ivanataylor left an annotation (10 December 2009)
It was dreamed in our case that on the balance of probabilities someone hurt my grandchild. Well what does that actually say, who is this someone!! It was not one of us and we proved it, with the help of international Dr's. Based on the evidence of UK cherry picked SS Dr's, then the child was abused, which turned out to be a malicious and vindictive lie. If we did not hurt the child, then who did? The hospital? She was administered three times the normal dose of pain killers before being discharged from hospital where on her return home we discovered her leg was fractured. Why was the hospital not investigated? Why did nurses tell differing and conflicting stories?
It is very easy for vindictive authorities to turn the tables on innocent parents, after they have dropped the ball and are under the spotlight. This is the truth in our case. Then a professional "Cover Up". No finding of fact hearing!! No charges or prosecutions, of the six family members in question and being falsely accused. Professionals, 'so called" have walked away laying blame elsewhere, even though they cannot prove anything. The only people responsible for harm and abuse to a vulnerable child are those professionals?? who's duty of care it is to protect her.
John Hemming has said, do not confront NHS Dr's re the welfare of your child, otherwise you will be placed in the firing line and falsely accused. I suggest to you that this is exactly what happened in our case.
On the balance of probability, Professionals behaved dispicably to cover their own arses. and this is proven when one takes apart their own paperwork.
Balance of probability says that the majority of family court officials, SW's and Cafcass guardians are immoral, fraudulent and corrupt, and are harming innocent children and their families not just now, in the moment, but in the long term. The authorities have been nothing but destructive to three families and my grandchild is their biggest victim.
I only hope that we can come back at them in the future and kick their as.....s
Unlawful authoritarian persecution of innocent families. Theft of their children in secret court corruption.
A Freedom of Information request to Her Majesty's Courts Service by ivanataylor
10 December 2009
Dear Her Majesty's Courts Service,
Under freedom of information, why are you allowing this to happen
to innocent people and families?
The human rights of our family have been violated time and time
again by Cumbrian Authorities since 2003. I have complained, on
numerous occasions with no redress or recourse within existing
systems. It is not until you have experienced such atrocities,
first hand, and personally, that you realise we have no rights at
all, as authorities get away with breaching those rights without
accountability. this has been my first hand experience over the
last 7 years.
Cumbria Police, unlawfully hold the names of 6 family members on
their secret intelligence files and secret computer database for 10
years, preventing me from earning a living. False allegations with
vindictive and malicious intent on the part of Cumbria child
protection and the Police are ongoing, without any evidence to
substantiate their wicked assumptions.
I am a retired, elected town councillor of 17 year standing,
including youth work, school governorship, three local schools etc.
My MP has done nothing ,despite constant lobbying over last 4 years
to help our case.
I have been GBH'd on two counts in 2007, sexually molested by a
Town Councillor, while carrying out my civic duties as a town
councillor. On both occasions this has been played down and
suppressed by local police and the CPS have No Further actioned
I am being bullied and victimised by the said above mentioned
I believe that my friend Sheena Williams has suffered and is still
suffering the same persecution that I am and would like others to
know, if they can do this to us, and many other professionals, then
the perpetrators are not immune themselves from such malicious and
vindictive assault, and abuse, in the hands of the system.
I no longer feel able to socialise in my own community, for social
or other lagitamate voluntary public service assignments, due to
being watched by the authorities who seem hell bent on discrediting
I have never been cautioned or prosecuted for any offense, even
minor. I have, to date, no criminal record and neither do any
members of my family.
Yet, like Sheena we are being treated like common criminals, and
harassed and persecuted by authority. WHY?? Because the powers that
be, secret society stooges do not like those who are honest and
trustworthy and who expose corruption. Their only line of defense
is to shoot the messenger and emotionally and financially ruin us.
The latest two weeks ago, was an attempt by local police to attempt
to try and stitch me up on drink driving allegations. I do not
drink alcohol or take drugs, so they soon realised they are barking
up the wrong tree. If I ever do go out in public places where
alcohol is on sale. I drink soda water and watch my back.
You would have loved to have seen the look on the police officers
faces when I told them it is against my religion to consume
alcohol, and that they are wasting their time. Talk about scraping
the bottom of a barrel to find something on me. Well, if we do not
protect ourselves against such evil individuals who are clearly
abusing their authority and stepping well outside the remit of
their employment policies and procedures then no one else will. My
Guard is well and truly up and they are not going to find it easy
to stitch me up.
My latest psychiatric assessment this year as well as all those in
the past state that I am mentally stable, so they will have to
dream up something else if they wish to discredit me, to silence
'Open the curtains, throw open the windows and permit the light of investigation and fresh air into family courts and sexual, emotional and physical abuse of the vulnerable - expose the abuse & the abuse of authority of those acting in OUR name!
No child asked to be or enjoys abuse,
it is for the gratification of the inadequate'.
The application for renewal of these interim orders is opposed by Sheena Williams (at Judge Polden suggestion)
and by mother, Jade Williams, who, whilst not putting herself forward as a carer, says that the children should no longer be subject of an interim care orders and she would ask her mother, Sheena Williams, to exercise her parental responsibility in her place.
I want to make it clear at the very outset of this judgement that the way I approach any application for care orders is, and it is in accordance with the general law, founded on a recognition that a care order is the most draconian step the Court can take in respect of a family. Making an interim care order is the order of last resort.
(Really Judge Green ?? we think not otherwise why contradict yourself and try to bully relatives along with the local authorities into submission?)
I want to say that at the outset because I am clear that Sheena Williams believes that the local authority has only one aim in mid, and that is to have her 4 granddaughters adopted outside the family. (Proved correct) I do not accept that she is correct but I want her to be absolutely sure that whether that is or not the position the Court will have a final say in the matter.
In this case Sheena Williams has a particular concern that the whole process of bringing these proceedings has been vitiated by a failure by the local authority to follow its own policy and make a referral for a family group conference before proceedings were issued. (Correct they didn’t)
Sheena Williams has submitted that there have been breaches of the Human rights Act 1998 as a result of this failure and that the court is obliged to recognise those breaches.
But i am confronted by the fact that it has been made clear by teh senior courts in this jurisdiction that the childrens act is human rights compliant.
I assessed Sheena Williams as a patently honest witness throughout the evidence she gave me.
(He also believed Forde Ferguson SW was sincere and that Mrs Edwards (independent SW) Amanda Barden Guardian were experts patently trying to do their best- absolute rubbish)
This commitment is achieved by a process of family group conferencing where a child aged 10 years or under is at risk of becoming looked after it is mandatory for a social worker to refer the child and his/her family for a family group conference.
(but of course this would prevent children from being stolen so easily, wouldn’t it Mr Green)
There is no dispute that the local authority knew Sheena Williams address and knew of her previous involvement with the children.
Judge Green continued to do local authorities job for them very well; leading from the bench.
But there will have to be evidence before the court whether mother or other members of the family do have the qualities, and I go back to the quote I used before "which are necessary to meet these emotional needs"
(what he means is the emotional needs that have been caused by being placed in care in the first place.)
What I have in respect of Sheena Williams is ample and convincing evidence that in respect of her own three children she is, to use a phrase which is not meant to be patronising but is the best phrase i can use, a good mother.
(Although clearly not good enough to be a grandmother to her own granddaughters without being assessed and stitched up. Is this why Judge Polden couldn’t answer when questioned about what was to stop them coming for her children if she agreed to their requests for psychological assessments?)
Judge Polden failure to answer - says it all by his direct acquiescence
It is a given assumption for me, for the purpose of this judgment only, that in respect of her own three children Sheena Williams has all the skills that they need. I do not need to hear from the Leader of Maidstone Borough Council to come to that conclusion for this hearing. but , as i understand it, on evidence available to me (massive amount of references including those of KCC own foster carers who are not psychologically assessed neither are SW or adoptive parents )
Sheena Williams' three children have advantages that her daughters four children never had.(really !! - she must really regret going to the SS because of her daughters domestic violence in the first place)
I have heard about a stable loving relationship between Sheena Williams and her partner over ten years, and her three children have grown up in a nice home with all the facilities they could wish for within the home physically and emotionally, not least because they have grown up within the framework of a stable partnership between their mother and mother's partner. (be careful any single mum's out there; yet single/ gay adoption/ trans-gender in some cases is perfectly acceptable?)
I have not been told this I assume that Sheena Williams' partner is the father of her children and if this is the case that reinforced what I have just said. (Yes they are; be careful of any second time relationships).
Thankfully those children have not tested the ability of Sheena Williams or her partner to cope with the extra needs that children in care have (yes he really said this!!)
Nor do I expect they will ever require such intervention because all the evidence is, just to repeat myself, that they have had a very high quality of care from their parents.
(Yet still not good enough to be grandparents to their granddaughters - pretty rich)
The Court - has to look at the side of the coin that says there are risks to the children if they stay in foster placement. Those risks are obvious. (Even more so if you look at a picture of baby Poppy with a gash on her head from , apparently?? falling out of the 'carer' car and Elle-May wetting herself in 'care')
But there are also risks to the children if they are taken out of foster placement and placed with another carer. (What about the countless moves including respite care for the foster carers and splitting the children up - God help us is all I can say, these people in position lack complete and utter common sense)
So Brenda Farrell, assistant director of Children's Services for Barnardos states that adoption should be given a higher priority and then suggests that the kincare clause should be used on a larger scale, a very confusing statement to make.
It looks like the lady wants immediate relatives to have care of the children during Care Proceedings, but then is happy for them to be taken from Grandparents, in the later stages of family court proceedings, when a placement for adoption has been found; well that's how it sounds to me.
Social Services very rarely use the kincare clause, outlined in the Public Law Guidelines.
Has this Lady got any decency and humanity in her body, how would she feel, about having her Grandchildren taken away from her, I really don't know how these people sleep at night.
Government's Secret Family Courts - Bill Maloney Reports
another brave man willing to speak out about the abuse of children being stolen from their parents by the state
February 2010 - Award winning film director Bill Maloney is refused entrance to the Inner London Family Proceedings Court to support a young couple who were having their 10 month old baby girl taken away from them
Some people are under the impression of ”THE FINDING OF FACT FINDING” is for the Local Authority to find this. This is not true ,sometimes your solicitor will do this ,however if your counsel(Coram based Barristers) tries to put you under pressure to admit the threshold for emotional harm simple say “NO” as once you have admitted to the threshold criteria,by the way you may be interested to know that there is none. After you admit this ,there is no way back for you or any realistic idea of any appeal in the future.
This is child’s play for solicitors,courts & social workers . Naive families walk straight into all of this thinking these are ordinary court proceedings and the truth will come out reason will be given and chances given to families to have a fair trial. Forgive me for saying ,it is just like taking candy from a baby and mark my words “they do take your baby”
Only this time you are being fed false hope,right up until the final hearing it will not be clear until it is far to late, that you like thousands of other families who have gone before you have also been set up too.
There is no point of any return when you take this bad legal advice .
Thanks to A for sharing this link .This is what they use for finding of fact or threshold criteria ……..
So please do not make this same fatal mistake that I made. That will result in no right of appeal just like me and you do not want to be like me no contact worth having. There are only about 4 cases of appeal a year anyway .It is very rare that families get an appeal.
Yes that is right, there is no criteria they make it up as they literally go along . There is no right of appeal.
Lastly I want to apologize to all the hard working taxpayer who paid my bill for me to lose my case. It seems you need legal advice long before you pick up a phone for solicitors. There is a link to name and shame solicitors who are in the back pocket of the Local Authority.
I respectfully submit my finding’s regarding the CAFCASS –CORAM Partnership.
CAFCASS are required by Law to be independent of all childcare related organisations and
Their sole purpose - to ensure that the child's interests are held paramount at all times.
Their latest published annual returns acknowledge payments from government in excess of
£104 million. Willingly paid by the UK public with the assurance that CAFCASS will always
maintain the principal of in "The Best Interest of The Children"
The UK public’s current perception of CAFCASS, due to their performance, stats, in addition to
the latest OFSTED report, is at an all time low. The would prefer them
replaced with the assurance of the new organisation retaining the primary objective
of their very existence "Ensuring and Safeguarding Our Children's Future".
CAFCASS joined in partnership on April 4th 2008 by Coram a registered charity,
(Annual turnover in (2005-2006) of 18 million).
No mention has been made available regarding Coram's background.
Coram began as a Masonic refuge for orphaned children and widows by Thomas Coram in
1739 and claimed status of charity under Royal Charter on 17th. October 1739 and further acts
of parliament of 1740, 1885, and 1936.
Status of Coram 2005-2006 -
After Coram acquired their latest Adoption Centre 1st. April 2005 from the
“Children’s Society” Renaming it “Ebony Care”, East Midlands
Coram then claimed to be the 3rd largest adopter of children in the UK.
They provide children for adoption to married, single parents, same sex couples,
employment not essential, homeowner or tenant, not an issue, children can also be adopted to
be resident out with the UK.
They promote their new adoption program - “Concurrent Placement”, which advocates placing
a child at birth with the potential adopter’s until the Legal case is finalised in an effort to
promote the “Bonding Process” with the adoptive parent.
They assist in the process of obtaining the current rate of payment for Foster Carer’s for the
Their only condition appears the potential adopter must pass the "Enhanced Disclosure" check
and sit Coram’s specifically written - "Parenting Skills Training for Adopters”,
A program written in conjunction with their partner “Anna Freud Centre” with the aid of the
Webster Stratton book – “The Incredible Years”
As stated on their web-site www.coram.org.uk they would consider adoption an option in
cases where -
(1) Parents cannot agree on residence.
(2) Parents cannot agree on contact.
No mention is made throughout this advertisement of any threshold criteria to be reached, or
more importantly any Child Protection issues, only disagreement issues.
Coram facilitated and was reimbursed for over 200 contact sessions on behalf of CAFCASS in
the recorded year.
Coram taught school personnel to spot the “Early Signs of Neglect”, and Child Abuse signs.
Coram taught Social Service Workers “Child Protection” issues based on their again exclusive
In essence - Coram teach the professional’s how to address Child Protection issues.
Coram designed and obtained an AQA for their program – “Life & Social Skills Programme”
designed to assist their young homeless people live their life.
Coram had current agreements with surrounding Authorities –
Camden, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Westminster, Kilburn,
Tower Hamlets, Milton Keynes, Southwark, Thamesmead
Coram has numerous separate companies; some related and included in their charity
ventures. Some not e.g. their financially successful “Research Unit”
Examples of Coram’s Ventures –
Sure Start – High view
Sure Start – Holloway
Sure Start – Roundwood
Sure Start – South Kilburn
Sure Start – King’s Cross and Holburn
Sure Start – Barking and Dagenham
Sure Start – Camden Wide
Milton Keynes Family Support Service
Ebony Care, Adoption Centre, East Midlands
Coram Services –
Working in Schools
Young Parent Projects
Drop in Crèche facilities
Personal Advisory Service
Mentoring and Education
Work in Communities and schools
Coram supply –
Management of Local Authority Adoptions
Specialised training for Social Workers involved with family placements
Coram provide –
Child and Adult Psychiatry
Coram’s partners the “Tavistock Centre” assist with the psychology and psychiatry aspects.
2005-2006 Coram began to fund a future venture, recorded comments include –
“Funding major challenge facing Coram in coming year to find best workable solution to
attaining long term financial viability”
“The reconstructing is an ongoing process which planned to be completed during 2006-2007”
“Providing better value for money to our funder’s in Social Services and supporting
Coram began to train Lawyers and Foster Carer’s for supervised contact.
Review and upgrade all policies and procedures.
Coram today -
Coram provides training for Social Services.
Work in total partnership with CAFCASS
Provide training courses for professionals in Child Protection Roles
Provide Parenting Classes for parents and potential adopters
Provide babies from birth for their “Concurrent Placement” scheme
Oversee Contact sessions
Provide legal representation for family court procedures.
Provide assessments with the assistance of the “Tavistock Centre”
Coram even offer a comprehensive service to such adults and birth relatives seeking
information after the adopted person turns eighteen. For some this may even lead to contact
with a birth relative.
In 2005-2006 Coram was able to assist 81 people seeking information about their life history.
62 Adoptions versus 81 Adopted adults now seeking their life history.
The information contained in these three pages is a condensed version of part of the
background of the Coram Charity.
Which fact contained in this factual recorded report, even in part does not
contain an element that is not a total “Conflict of Interest”?
Personal View -
It is my understanding we are still entitled to our own personal opinion in this country.
In addition to be entitled to voice our opinions and views, In fact I believe this to be Law.
I claim that right now as a British Citizen.
I believe that Coram have in conjunction with other agencies planned, funded and made ready
for this partnership since 2005-2006. Prepared and ready for Carcass’s inevitable fall from
grace. It is my belief that Coram has now total coverage of the potential for the adoption of
children who are in the legal process here in the UK.
Consider these facts, CAFCASS deal with 100,000 app. contacts a year, at present Coram deal
with 6,000. They recorded 62 official adoptions.
What percentage of these cases that Coram appear to have an element of control over,
including their physiological assessments, contact, legal debate and access, will appear in next
recorded Adoption figures.
The UK government withdrew their embarrassing “Forced Adoption Target’s” April 1st 2008.
Coram joined in partnership less than 4 days later.
Is this meant to reassure the UK public, whose views of Social Services are at rock bottom?
My understanding due to recent media coverage is that our government has recently funded
for our Social Service Departments to receive further training, I believe Coram will provide this
I believe this, as I know of no other organisation that trains already trained to a standard of
acceptance by the Social Work Governing Bodies.
May I state the obvious?
Why are we training already fully trained professional Social Workers that may have already
had a say in our courts regarding our children’s futures?
If they were not trained to the extent that is required due to lack of education, there may
potentially be cases that have been processed wrongly?
I, as a UK citizen am outraged that a registered Adoption Charity, with an annual turnover
Of 18 million can re-locate and facilitate a replica charity in the US including a University in
Dallas Texas, all relating to adoptions and fostering.
A registered Charity who owns a Fostering Company, who own a financially successful
Research Company whose research is primarily Child related.
In addition I am shocked that a Charity located in such close proximity to children
Facilitate partnerships with worldwide known organisations e.g. “Tavistock Centre” and “Anna
Freud Centre”, who gained this notoriety for their documented trials on children, using drugs
and mind control techniques, all to achieve the result of control
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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:46 am Post subject:
A step in the right direction: McKenzie Friend to get 5-minute chance to address Euro Parliament today, 11/11/'14:
Voluntary Public Interest Advocacy:
SAME ISSUE, new Committee, old Commission: #EUPetition to Stop #ForcedAdoptions in Brussels on 11/11/14:
'Here’s the agenda of the Petitions Committee of the EU Parliament for next Tuesday. I have been allocated 5 minutes around 16.00.
This should be before the new Committee:
1. Re the previous Committee on 19 March 2014:
◾The submission Systemic Patterns of Child Snatching and Forced Adoptions in the UK
◾The 6-minute presentation which was clipped by a few TV channels
◾The 9 slides.
2. An update of the online support of signatures, a total of 8,864 signatures today:
◾Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent: 4,104 signatures
◾The Secrecy of the Family Courts should be lifted now: 1,875 signatures
◾Stop Forced Adoptions in the UK: 1,591 signatures
◾Petitioning President Munby to stop forced adoptions: 1,099 signatures
◾Stop Secret Family Courts encouraging Forced Adoptions: 195 signatures....'
10 Nov 2014 — Dear Friends, Supporters and Enemies,
This is to let you know that
1. there was a most interesting article about McKenzie Friends in the BBC today: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29883819 with the title: "Is having a 'friend' for your day in court a good thing?" It linked to our website www.mckenzie-friends.co.uk and thus we had not only many more visits to the site, but also many more signers of this petition!!!
2. We have seen the first six of twelve MEPs today in Brussels with an amazing quality of interest and support: real, constructive and anything but flaky!
3. The essence of my presentation tomorrow will be:
** UK mothers are not safe abroad, as UK authorities take their children even in territories of other jurisdictions;
** the UK violates human rights articles 6 (fair trail), 8 (right to family life) and 10 (freedom of expression) on a regular and systematic basis.
Who will ensure that these human rights are enforced in the UK???
Watch this space!
From Brussels with Love,
Sabine and Mary! _________________ 'And he (the devil) said to him: To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them'. Luke IV 5-7.
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