Friday, 11 September 2009

'Uppity' parents who challenge the authorities 'risk having children taken away'

"Uppity" parents who challenge doctors or councils over their children's upbringing are increasingly at risk of having them taken away, it has been claimed.
Local authorities are using proceedings in the family courts as "retaliation" against parents who question doctors' diagnoses of their children or challenge other decisions, according to an MP.
John Hemming, the Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley, who coordinates a campaign called Justice for Families, which calls for reform of the family court system, said that the practice was becoming common.

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