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Mon 5th November 2012

Ireland to adopt “the best interest of the child” Dogma

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 8:30 pm

Interesting article from Ireland.

At issue is a referendum that would redefine the role of government in helping children the government determines may be in need of assistance.

While it sounds to some like a praiseworthy goal, the analysts have doubts.

“The threshold of intervention “¦ reveals this new approach: “when the safety or welfare’ of children “is likely to be prejudicially affected’, the state can intervene,” they write, “and take various kinds of measures, from family support to compulsory adoption.”

The current standard allows government to intervene “when the parents fail.”

5 Responses to “Ireland to adopt “the best interest of the child” Dogma”

  1. MurrayBacon says:

    The Government can intervene when the parents fail. Who intervenes when Government (or familycaught$) fail?

    MurrayBacon.

  2. golfa says:

    Ah yes, this dogma is practised here in little old NZ. Although we’ve now seen through it and it is now referred to under it’s real name … State Sanctioned Child Abduction. Good Luck Ireland !

  3. hornet says:

    Murray, if we look at the findings of the pike river enquiry, problems we see in the family court and IRD are systemic. There is No accountability in govt. We have total inefficiency – as is the norm in govt offices. We give them huge amounts of money and resources and still they cant get it right, Staff changes on a regular basis often transfers down to systems never being upgraded or improved until something DRASTIC happens – like pike river, the best of the best always gravitate to the Private sector, leaving the fleas to run amuck …. I have said before, I have read recommendation reports to govt dating back to 2000, which indicate all the failings and yet here we are 12 fking years later and still these problems persist. We have a govt minister in Dunn who is either totally ignorant of the way his department is running or he is deliberately supporting it, while lying to the public – which is it?

    I think its time the realities of the Child Support scam, and the family court destruction of our children was exposed. It is by comparison, the same as what was allowed to occur at pike river…… difference being, Children and parents are being destroyed on a long term basis.

  4. Ford says:

    ireland going to start a child support scam are they?

  5. Down Under says:

    Roma in the UK

    However, the scale of the problem has now got to a point where Slovakian authorities are involved in family court cases being heard in the UK which concern Roma children.

    “We have got now probably 40 families with children who have problems in the UK – around 90% are Roma children, up to 150 children,” says Andrea Cisarova, director for the Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth in Slovakia, who currently spends about three days per week attending cases across the UK.

    But this level of court intervention, where children could be forcibly removed from their parents, is alien to many Roma.

    “I don’t have any doubt about the reasons of the UK social services, when they see a child is neglected they have to do something,” says Miroslav Wlachovsky, the Slovak ambassador to Britain.

    “But that you can adopt children without the consent of their biological parents, this is an issue which Slovaks do not understand, full stop,” he adds.

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