Written by Linton Besser, Klaus Toft, Jeanavive McGregor and Alison Brandon - Four Corners
One of Australia's most high-profile providers of disability services, Lifestyle Solutions, is under review by both the Victorian Government and the NSW Ombudsman after a series of deaths of its clients and other alarming reports about the abuse and neglect of some disabled people in its care.
Key points: Failings were identified after four patient deaths In one incident, a woman who had her legs amputated was left alone overnight and had no way to seek help Victorian Government cancelled contract with Lifestyle Solutions after complaints
Dossier indicates drive to increase adoptions is punitive for low-income families and alternatives exist
The research found a 65% rise in the number of children that are separated from their parents since 2001.
The push to increase adoption in England is punishing low-income women, who are increasingly losing their children due to poverty, according to research by Legal Action for Women.
A report to be presented at the House of Commons on Wednesday contains new research from the legal service and campaign group, which suggests the policy of increasing adoption has not reduced the number of children in care – as it was intended to – but has increased the number of those separated from their parents.
What about the children that were ripped and torn away from their family? Why are we getting pushed into the darkness? Why? Why? Why?
Are there any ANSWERS? NO! there are no answers for us kids and I will not stand down anymore.
I have been in care for 11 years now and I have had the worst bringing up then I would have had living with my parents ….. I have been pushed around, pushed to the back, put down and I have my rights thrown out the window I’m here to tell everyone that this needs to stop it needs justice!!!!
Law Society of SA: New child protection Bill is fatally flawed Chloe Valentine’s grandmother explains why urgent changes needed. Lawyers slam new child protection Bill.
THE State Government has been forced injto another embarrassing backflip after being caught out attempting to stop young victims, who have been failed by the child protection system, from suing for compensation.
COURT CASE CLAIMS SOCIAL WORKERS HAVE IMMUNITY FROM PERJURY CHARGES IF THEY LIE TO REMOVE CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOMES [VIDEO]
A court case known as the “Right to Lie” case would establish whether social workers are legally immune from perjury charges if they lie to the courts in order to remove children from their families — and it is now one step away from the Supreme Court.
Case number 15-55563, also known as Hardwick v. Vreeken or the “Right to Lie” case, was heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in October. The case is an extension of a long-running court battle between a California woman and her two daughters against the child welfare system in Orange County, California.
Once again the governments own statistics prove children are at a risk of 8.4 times higher of dying when placed into foster care.
In 2014, 79 children died in NSW. 11 of those children were in out of home care.  This means that 7 % of the children who died were removed from parents [alive] and were protected to death by the department [FACS].
There were 1,400,000 children under the age of 15 years in NSW in 2014,  leaving a total of 1,373,576 children not in OOHC. And of those children, 68 died. There were 26,424 in out of home care NSW in 2014.  And of those children [in care] 11 of them died.
This means that:
The rate of children dying in foster care is 1 child death per 2,402 children.
And the rate of children dying not in foster care is 1 child death per 20,199 children.
Written by Joe Burns - Irish author of "The Secret Courts"
Adoption is the ultimate for of child abuse. While adopters say the child was "Chosen", the child has no say in the matter. Is it any surprise then that the failure rate of adoption is as high as 1 in 4? Or that the suicide rate is very high? Or that there are probably millions of people around the world suffering from a "Primal Wound" and desperate to find out who they are?
Adoption is a selfish act, you take other peoples children to raise as your own on the basis that if they were left with their family, that they might have a bad outcome in life and the almost guarantee them bad outcomes? A judge once said; "Adoption is the breaking up of one family to create another". Children are not pets that can be moved from home to home. Biology means everything, babies start their relationship with their parents in the womb. These babies do not come from "orphanages", there are very few orphanages left in the world. The Adoption Industry is a legal child-trafficking operation, there is big money to be made.
The Australian Federal Police state that "Human trafficking is the physical movement of people across and within borders through deceptive means, force or coercion."
Australian child protection authorities do this, and they use the services of lawyers to ensure that this happens. Lawyers then have the protection of the state legal services commission, ie the NSW Office of Legal Services Commission - whereby they pretend that they are an oversight authority to ensure the professionalism of their lawyers.
In the next few years the Australian government is going to make taxpayers pay billions and billions of dollars for a scheme which they are promoting will help almost half a million australia's with disaiblities.
What they don't mention is that practically every non-government organisation currently looking after thousands of persons with disabilities, already receives billions of dollars per year to provide these services already. The problem is that they pocket the money instead, and keep people with disabilities chemically restrained and locked up in residential facilities, that are harder to exit than Long Bay Jail.
You will be told that this is to protect the persons in the facility, but it's not. It's for the facilities to protect thier pots of gold. Persons with disabilities in residential facilities are worth a very large amount of money, and nobody wants them to go home. With people with disabilities leaving residential care, as the NDIS statements are saying, very big businesses that house these people for profit will start losing a very big amount of money. Do you think they are going to let this happen?
Individuals who as children were removed from their biological families are the nation’s highest risk group to suicide. They are four times at risk than the nation’s highest population risk group to suicide; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Kimberley which is the world’s second highest population risk group to suicide – behind Greenland’s Inuit peoples.
Despite all the good work done by many in saving lives, the suicide toll, particularly for the most elevated risk groups, is on the increase. The most elevated risk groups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are individuals removed as children from their families, former inmates, the homeless and families evicted from public rental housing. When children are removed from their families because of alleged exposure to violence, dysfunction and other perceived aberrant behaviour they are not provided adequate healing and trauma informed counselling and restorative therapies.
The removal of a child from his or her family is a significant psychosocial hit, going straight to the validity of the psychosocial self and the id and simply it hurts, for many unbearably. Where there is no prospect of reunification with the parent(s) and siblings the trauma can degenerate to a constancy of traumas. One’s familial identity is made a liability and there is a disconnection with who they are and this impacts who they will be. Doubly so for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who daily have to deal with potential racism and the negative public spectacles and ceaseless conversations that diminish their historical and traditional heritage. When your identity is manifest as a liability it rips into your self-worth.