WHAT HAPPENS to Children in England? is an extensive article in a national newspaper about the Pedro family published on 07 April 2014.
In Parliament, he has tabled a number of Early Day Motions (EDMs) to gather support from other MPs. He has also tabled the Families and Justice Bill which did not pass Parliamentary procedures to get Royal Assent. Here are his EDMs in this Parliamentary period:
Regarding the Pedros’ issues of forced adoption of foreign nationals:
- Petitions to the European Parliament
- International Concerns about UK Law
- Care proceedings affecting Foreign Nationals
Wider issues regarding the secrecy of family courts:
- National Debate on Child Protection
- Deaths of Children from Child Abuse and Neglect in England
-  EWHC 3632 (Fam) LJ vs JD – why Judges don’t follow practice directions
- Barnardos and Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
- Leah McGrath Goodman and Haut de la Garenne
- Child Protection and the REACH Campaign
On related issues:
- Secret imprisonment
- Private Prosecutions of the Police and other Public Servants and the Crown Prosecution Service
Do we have more chances with MEPs and local councillors who will be elected on 22 May 2014?
- Dear MEP, if you want to be re-elected, will you commit to our ‘pro child’ agenda?
- Dear MEPs: Please ensure seven action points for Petitions Committee of the EU Parliament
The article ends quoting me regarding perfidious Albion…
Other extensive articles have been published by Ana Cordeiro in Publico – translated by Google:
- 07/04/14: Judge of the United Kingdom against the law that allows families to withdraw their children
- 21/03/14: Portuguese couple who ran out of the five children in England has been released
- 20/03/14: Portuguese family in England was without five children by “future risk of emotional harm”
Please also note that this study of Freedom of Information Requests from 177 Local Authorities shows that over 6,500 children were taken into care and only 122 were adopted, while most local authorities do not abide by the international treaties having to inform consulates and embassies. Experts of these issues fear that these numbers are far below realities.