UK Social Services Took 116 Slovak Children in 2012
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 taken by social services abroad are eventually returned to their biological parents, with around 10% eventually being put up for adoption.
The details of cases involving Slovak children were outlined at a press conference today given by head of the Centre for International Protection of Children, Andrea Cisarova. Cisarova noted also that there were 116 cases of Slovak children being taken by British social services in 2012, pointing to a slowdown in the number of Slovak cases since they started getting media attention, with just 46 so far this year.
Minister of labour, family and social affairs Jan Richter claimed that communication with the British authorities has intensified in recent years, adding that they always endeavour to have the children returned to their biological parents. The memorandum presented by Slovakia to the UK on procedures in such cases is currently being examined by UK authorities.