UK Social Services Took 116 Slovak Children in 2012

Protest in front of British Embassy over forced adoptions in UK (c) TheDaily.SK

An article in today’s daily SME details the cases involving Slovak children being taken by British social services, inclusive of the statistics, which show 46 Slovak children were taken into care so far this year, with 17 already back with their families. Another point of fact is that now around 70% of all Slovak children [...]

Government MPs Block Debate on UK Social Services

Slovaks outraged by UK social services (c) TheDaily.SK

A session of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee on Thursday did not discuss the situation regarding Slovak children being taken by British social services, as MPs of the standalone Smer-SD government walked out, disabling any decision. The reason for the walkout was apparently that there was a lack of documents to hold a debate on [...]

UK’s Top Family Judge Criticises Forced Adoptions

Protest in front of British Embassy over forced adoptions in UK (c) TheDaily.SK

Following the media attention in 2012 surrounding the case of the Boor family, who had their children taken by British social services, and the mounting criticism of the system of fast adoption processes, Britain’s most senior family court judge has criticised the system in another case involving a Slovak parent. The case in question concerns [...]

Ivana B Finally Gets Custody of Children

Ivana B eventually reunited with her kids in Slovakia, but not as their guardian, after her mother was awarded custody

In the much publicised case of Ivana B who had her two sons taken from her by UK social services, the mother has finally been reunited with her children after the Regional Court in Trnava repealed an earlier ruling rejecting her petition for custody of the children. The previous petition was for a preliminary injunction [...]

UK Social Services Take Another 30 Slovak Children in 2H 2012

Protesters in front of British Embassy in Bratislava, 2012 (c) TheDaily.SK

Labour and family affairs minister Jan Richter announced yesterday that some 30 children have been taken by UK social services from Slovak families in the second half of last year alone, reports daily SME. Richter then made a comparison with Slovakia, saying that the cases are mostly justified and would have produced the same outcome [...]

Slovak Couple Flee UK Social Services with Their 3-mth Baby

Second protest in front of UK Embassy about social services system (c) TheDaily.SK

A Slovak couple fled the United Kingdom with their 3-month old baby last week in a swift and dramatic getaway from the UK Social Services, as they headed back to Slovakia with just one suitcase, leaving most of their belongings behind. According to the latest report of TV Joj, the parents of 3-month old Rebecca [...]

Slovak Kids Taken by UK Social Services to Return Home

Protesters in front of British Embassy in Bratislava, 2012 (c) TheDaily.SK

The Royal Court of Justice in London has ruled to return two Slovak boys that were taken from their parents by Social Services to their family, under the custody of their grandmother, but their return might not be so soon, TV Joj reported today. The two boys should return to Slovakia to live with their [...]

Another Protest at British Embassy over Social Services

Second protest in front of UK Embassy about social services system (c) TheDaily.SK

Another protest took place yesterday afternoon in front of the British Embassy in Bratislava in support of the case of Mrs. B, who had her two sons taken by Social Services in the UK, as the Court of Appeal will decide on the fate of the children today. This time up to 150 people gathered [...]

Slovak Had Two Sons Taken By Norwegian Social Services

Protest in front of British Embassy over forced adoptions in UK (c) TheDaily.SK

In the wake of the various cases popping up about social workers in the UK taking Slovak children from their families, now a Slovak man from Poprad and has Polish wife living in Norway have come forward with a similar case there. The horrible saga for the couple, who have been living in Norway for [...]

Another Slovak Family Fighting for 3 Kids in UK

Slovaks outraged by UK social services (c) TheDaily.SK

As expected, the recent focus on cases involving Slovak families who have had their children taken by Social Services in Britain has led to many families coming forth to tell their sad stories. Yesterday TV Joj broadcast a report on the K family, who had their three children taken from them by Social Service workers [...]

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