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.
until they get raped and abused by muslims….thats where the child protection kinda ends in the UK…
if you dont know what the hell you are talking about, then dont post something like that. you cannot say that all children are getting raped and abused by muslims. That is so stereotypical and cruel.
Gosh JB , flog that horse, must flog that horse, flog that horse …………
Young Miro moved from Bratislava to Sala and bought a horse from a farmer for 100.00 euro. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove up and said, “Sorry, Old Son, but I have some bad news……. The horse died.”
Miro replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”
The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
Miro said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”
The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”
Miro explained, “I’m going to raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”
Miro chuckled, “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”
A month later, the farmer met up with Miro and asked, “What happened with that dead horse?”
Miro grinned, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two euro a piece and made a net profit of 898.00 euro.”
The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”
Miro said, “Well, just the guy who won. So I gave him his two euro back.”
Sandy has since got a full-time job. He now works for the Slowvak Agriculture Ministry , allocating EU funds .
Whilst I praise Ms Cisarova for making these historical figures available to the public, I think she could have done more to put the figures into context and give a broader range of facts. There are over 60,000 Slovaks (2012 estimate) living in the UK which indicated that less than 0.2% of them ever have any problems with the UK child protection agencies.
I also note that while most of the rank and file lilywhites don’t give a monkey’s about Roma kids here, they suddenly become cause for concern when they are in the UK. The UK press have reported on numerous occasions the “imported” problems of the Eastern European Roma so Ms. Cisarove should have highlighted the number of those children who are Roma – the majority I suspect. She could also have used the opportunity to explain the different types of care order the UK courts award – Respite care for families suffering from illness, housing problems, relationship breakdown etc., Temporary Care – while parents are helped to solve issues such as accommodation, childcare, finding work, in prison, etc., Protective custody orders, and, probably the least spoken about, cases where children have been voluntarily surrendered into care. The fact that over 90% of children are only in care temporarily and go back to the parents in its self speaks volumes about the child protection system in the UK – note they are not locked up in institutions, branded as educationally subnormal etc. Of the remaining 10% who are placed in permanent care and offered for adoption, Ms Cisarova could have broken this down into children with serious mental or physical health problems, acquired drug addiction, suffered severe physical, psychological or sexual abuse or have just been abandoned and who, unfortunately, are destined to stay in care until adulthood with little chance of adoption.
” A slowdown in the number of cases since they started getting media attention” – Mmmmm…….. Do I detect a hint that somehow, what passes for journalism here has made the UK agencies less likely to initiate cases against Slovaks? or could it just be that parents are starting to understand that what passes as the norm here is not acceptable in the UK and are making a greater effort not to incur the interest of the UK courts? and the Slovak mission in the UK are finally doing their job? As for any memorandum on procedures, I suspect it is already in the litter bin – International Law, Treaties and Conventions are already in place and Slovakia should not expect to be treated any differently than other Nation.