Petition We would like to request a complete independent review of children's services.
Due to personal experience and the experiences of those close to me, it is clear that there is a desperate need for an overview of children's services procedures and of resources available to professionals; some serious mistakes have been made.This has negative effects on children and families.
I have personally witnessed a number of close friends being manipulated into handing their children over in a crisis situation due to not being fully aware of their legal rights, later to be ordered to immediately return the child to the parents' care: as a result of this, many children are being removed from parents and families due to massive lack of support, knowledge, and some social workers taking the decision into their own hands without the case even being heard before the court.
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At 5,000 signatures...
At 5,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the States Assembly