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 in Wales in the summer. The family’s nightmare started after their young son had become undernourished following a severe case of tonsillitis, and so the concerned parents took the child to hospital, only to have the boy taken away.
Doctors at the hospital in Wales told the mother that her child was undernourished and that she wasn’t looking after him properly. The family live a normal life in a nice home, with the father earning enough for their needs as a mechanic. Even though doctors conceded that the undernourishment could be down to the sickness, social workers took the child anyway.
Soon after, social workers came to the family’s home and took away their other child. As if that wasn’t enough, the social workers made their move also after Mrs. K gave birth to their third child, taking the newborn baby directly from hospital. The family are now waiting on the court case to see if their children will be put up for adoption, with a final hearing planned for 3 December.
MP and former social affairs state secretary Lucia Nicholsonova has become active recently with these kinds of cases and has petitioned for the family to be designated a lawyer in London without charge.