On all future Saturdays it is my intention to bring you news from my correspondents around the world!
When I first entered the murky world of Family Law I thought I would seek others solutions to this, so hit the PC but was horrified the same problems exisit all over! Except Pakistan it would appear, do you remember the story of the father who took her daughter home after seperation from his Scottish wife, as this was his daughters wish and the Pakistan authorities up help her wish, have we something to learn there?
We all need to lobby for change and whilst UK residence can hit my write to your MP button here for other countries ruled by Her Majesty the Queen, such as Canada where things are currently worse thenin the UK, in Australia the courts are a little more open but far from ideal, and whilst in the US they have it much the same as in the UK with State and County variations, and I know not a *Commonwealth country but President Obama and the First Lady did appear to get on well with our constitutionate monarch during this years G20 summit, whilst snubbing our lame-duck Premiere!So I recommend we all send a letter to Her Majesty in the hope she has a quiet word in the ears of Harper, Rudd, Obama and err Brown as this travisty cannot be allowed to continue! *(How come politicians never talk about commonwealth, is it because they do not want us to have it?) To this end I offer a template letter which you can adjust to fit your concerns and identify which country you concern exsists in and as I have you will find sympathy from this remarkable Lady who not only has devoted her entire adult life to serving the public, but is also a very wise Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. I believe Grandparents could be the answer to all this according to current thinking here in the UK!
Her Majesty the Queen
Re: Commonwealth a common goal!
I write to your Majesty on a matter of a serious nature that affects many thousands of children and families in the UK and countless more throughout the world.
Many Children are forcefully, but often wrongly separated from their parents as a result of ill informed Family Court Judgements, which are relevant too heavily on spurious reports from the Social Services.
The resulting disorder for that child and the family involved is most evident later when the child often neglected the supervision and guidance of a father is often found to be anti social and against the moral authority of schools and ultimately the police.
At this time when the Law Lords relocate to the new Supreme Court designed to give the public opportunity to appeal these failed judgements I am of the belief it is the time when the moral of this law is re-examined to enable children to have right of access to each and both of their parents, where it is safe to do so, and the prejudices that have blighted this law be stopped forthwith.
The social service and the damaging CAFCASS to be prevented from reporting to court and for family doctors (GPs) and indeed the schools to be called upon to report on the child’s welfare as they have a clearer insight and more intimate relationship then social workers who make random snap shot inspections, they should concentrate on Child Welfare rather then tote for business by contributing to the problems in the Family Court.
The time has come for a levelling of the playing field so a child has equal access to both parents’ and for those parents to exercise their obligations under their parental responsibilitie’s and state intervention to be encouraged to contribute to this end rather then perpetuate the problems as they do presently.
I hope Your Majesty is able to consider these proposals and pass that view on to those who can make a difference to a child, a parent and society as a whole.
I have the honour to remain, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servant.
I am greatful to my Canadian correspondent for his contribution to this blog!