Scotland – Children’s Rights Demo – 2009 03 04
(Update 2009 02 02: Note that the date and time for the Children’s Rights Demonstration have been changed to March 4, 2009, 11:00 a.m.)
Demonstration protesting against Social services (SS). Adopting children to strangers when grandparents and extended family with a little help could have coped adequately, keeping children in a stable home environment.
A foreign national left this on the Daily Mail comments section.
“…what is wrong with you people in this country that you allow your government to get away with this?”
That comment got to me and inspired me to organise this demo. .
We are holding a demonstration on Wednesday March 4th, 2009 at 11:00am
At George Square Glasgow. Everyone invited. bring yer ain piece.
Reason:- To highlight the terrible treatment of children and their extended families at the hands of our “out of touch Social Services departments “. and to demand fairer treatment of our children and families and that policies, more in line with the childrens welfare and the public’s wishes are immediately adopted by all Social Service Departments, who now appear to be wholly incompetent or to be acting as a law unto themselves with complete disregard for the children’s “Best Interests ” and the UN convention for the rights of the Child. Further, we ask that the government incorporates the New Proposals (2018 04 14: Link no longer functions, and a copy of the article was not saved in the Internet Archive) by Grandparents Apart UK for greater inclusion for grandparents and wider family members.
- States Parties undertake to respect the right of the child to preserve his or her identity, including nationality, name and family relations as recognized by law without unlawful interference.
Heartless SS snatch children, alienate them from their family – usually telling them their family does not want to see them again, then adopt them out without the consent of the children’s rightful parents or custodians.
To increase their field of takers the SS now adopt to gay and single people completely against 90% of the publics wishes, the latest being a girl who was afraid of men was adopted to two gay men. (What will that do to her?) whilst extended family are classed as “not relevant “. This is in complete disregard of the UN Convention, which the United Kingdom has signed but continues to flout with impunity.
A beautiful business plan for commodities, but children and families are not commodities, they are human beings and need to be treated with love, respect and kindness for them to grow into decent citizens and family units.
Children who are separated from their entire extended family lose all stability and identity and are very often low achievers in society end up turning to gangs as a substitute for family comfort and to find the stability that was torn from them by incredible decisions made by Social Workers . They can become the thugs of tomorrow or, worse yet, suffer years of state-sponsored abuse. They lose all respect for anybody. Possibly the reason citizen’s and older people are afraid to go out alone at night.
Last year a petition was lodged with the Scottish parliament petitions by Grandparents Apart UK, asking the petition’s committee to urge the government to investigate if professionals that deal with children were actually working in the child’s best interests or their own. This petition was altered by the Scottish government, to read differently, and closed.
The Government of this country knows full well the feelings of the general public but choose to ignore or cover up the shambolic and criminal state of our Social services and their out of kilter policies. It is no longer time for petitioning and being ignored, when it comes to our children only protesting will get attention.
Cowardice asks the question ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question ‘Is it politics?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”
Grandparents Apart UK
22 Alness crescent
Glasgow G52 1PJ
0141 882 5658
F4L: The concerns addressed by the demo are over the Scottish SS having waged a two-year-long court battle, thereby exhausting the resources of a Scottish couple, the grandparents of two children, a five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister, in their care.
They spent two years involved in court cases over the children, whose 26-year-old mother is a recovering heroin addict, and finally agreed to adoption when they were faced with mounting legal bills.
The 59-year-old grandfather, who has seven children of his own, told the Daily Telegraph: “There is no way we’d have allowed the children to be adopted if we’d known they were going to a gay couple….(Full Story)
It is a sad and grievously wrong situation when two loving grandparents are being crushed and robbed by the State of the grandchildren whom they were raising in a loving family. There is no excuse for that abuse of power!
This is what it is all about:
“Human rights” laws are Orwellian doublespeak for giving “rights” to some people and taking them away from others.
— Henry Makow Ph.D.; January 28, 2009