TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 6-8pm
House of Commons, Westminster, room tbc All welcome
DO NO HARM
A seminar to gather evidence of the significant harm caused to children by separating them from their mothers and families, and which families are targeted for child removal and forced adoption.
Hosted by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP
Organised by Legal Action for Women
Speakers so far:
Andy Bilson, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire – new research into rising levels of investigation of families by social services and of children taken ‘into care’
Victoria Childs, Psychotherapy and Counsellors Union – the (lifelong) impact of separation from birth families
Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Shadow Minister for Children & Families
Lisa Longstaff, Women Against Rape – separation can be worse than witnessing domestic violence: a New York court ruling
Anne Neale, Legal Action for Women, Suffer the Little Children & their Mothers – updated findings from the past year’s self-help case work
SHODA RACKAL, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter – protecting the bond between mother and child
Jean Robinson, Association for Improvement in the Maternity Services – the threat of having children taken stops mothers accessing services
A mother who kept her child, a mother who got her child back, and a grandmother whose grandchild was forcibly adopted.
Contact:020 7482 2496