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I am delighted this new Coalition Government has asked for input on how they should carryout many crucial endeavours they face in the coming months, though I feel a little disappointed that we only have till tomorrow, June 10th 2010, to respond where I am of the opinion that the tasks ahead will warrant a lot of support for some time to come.
From the Family Law & Child Welfare Reform standpoint I can only hope the new Justice Minister Hon. Kenneth Clark will adopt a more robust approach compared to both of his predecessors to the post. (In fact I had hope it might have been Lord Tebbit who would give his hallmark boost to the ineffectual Law Lords). Jack Straw attempted an 'Open Court' policy 14 month ago which met with derision from the very people this would hold to account, the judges! This seems to have been dispelled with a whoop and a grunt and once again failing to address obvious failures that allows Parental Alienation and False Allegation's to go untested when they clearly should be outlawed. (Women should realise such false allegations relating to domestic violence or abuse undermines the genuine cases) Reform is long over due for family court to deliver balanced judgements they pretend to serve , but rather like Lord Falconer they do nothing!
Henry Bellingham (Norfolk) M.P. has some groundbreaking views on reforming these hidden courts and I hope will be given the opportunity to advice our new Justice Minister. I also acknowledge that Micheal Gove has taken over the reigns where Ed Balls left off and who I never considered was Minister enough for such an over sized Ministry that attempts to cater not only for the Welfare of children through social services (and the appalling CAFCASS) but also education. Both departments regulated by the less then dynamic OFSTED! I would suggest John Hemming M.P. for Yardley, Birmingham could contribute here as he has had first hand experience of social service failure ( Khyra Ishaq) where B'ham was described as the worst in the country. I can tell you they are not as all SS are poor and putting lives at risk, maybe they should not dabble in Family Law where once again Mr. Hemming has had first hand experience and has his own website in the matter Fassit which I have often contributed to.
Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan- Smith takes over at DWP where Yvette ( Mrs. Balls) Cooper once stood and if you want directions to yet further cut-backs the CSA (aka CMEC) would be a good place to start as this erroneous organisation fails the caring and hardworking parents whilst serving the feckless and selfish ones, but overall fails to serve the children they were designed to help.
I would also suggest that neighbouring M.P.Lynne Featherstone who's Haringay constituency includes the council responsible for neglecting Baby Peter could also advise as I believe her expertise would prove invaluable to our new DWP Minister.
All in all the coalition offers great opportunity to act swiftly to right the wrongs of the political malaise cultured over the past 13+ years and I would appeal to you on behalf of all those (Children & Families) let down by the failing family courts and social service systems to promptly reform them and put a halt to the erosion in our society that contributes to so called 'Broken Britain!'
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