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 in front of the embassy, armed with banners, a megaphone, chants and paper planes, symbolising the hopeful return of the two boys to Slovakia to live with their grandmother, who has appealed the adoption ruling. Just like the last protest, emotions ran high, with everyone given the chance to speak their mind to the crowd.
The case of the B Family has drawn attention to possible injustices being done in the fostering and adoption system in the UK, as more and more cases appear where children were taken from their parents for contested or unfounded reasons.
John Hemming MP Birmingham is among those challenging the system, as he believes the flaws in it have produced scope for misuse and injustices. Among other things, he leads the Justice for Families Campaign Group, which aims to effect change and helps families who feel they have been unjustly treated by social services.
TheDaily.SK has been covering this case and others, but had to take down the articles for revision due to a court issued Reporting Restriction Order.