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 decided not to take any chances and ran home to take refuge in Slovakia, which gives them much more legal protection than if they had stayed in the UK. Their concerns began after they took the baby to hospital, where she was found to have a broken collarbone. The hospital then got the police and social services involved, and kept the family there.
The parents eventually had to go to court, where they said that the designated lawyer was “terrible” and that they were not allowed to speak. The judge let the parents take the baby home until the hearing the following day, which is when they took the standard advice of many of the opponents to the alleged overzealous actions of social services, i.e. flee the country as soon as they start showing interest.
Early in the morning, the parents took what they referred to as the most difficult decision of their life as they had also been asked to hand over their passports. According to TV Joj, social service officers showed up shortly after the family had gone.
The police sent out an APB, trying to catch up with them at the airport, but unsuccessfully. The couple are now back in Kosice and now the social services in the UK can do what they wish, because the final decision about the young family’s future now rests with social services in Slovakia.