The Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign and Support Not Separation worked with Channel 5 on its national news programme broadcast at 5pm, 25 January 2023. They announced their shocking findings that parents with a learning disability are 54 times more likely to have their children taken into care. This confirms our experience of the discrimination and hostility faced by disabled mothers, and other single, working class and mothers of colour who face an uphill battle to stop social workers and the family courts taking our children from us.
Jean Eveleigh Is a member of the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign. She fought for years to stop her child being forcibly adopted after her disability was ignored by social workers (or dismissed as her “laziness”) which meant she didn’t get the support she needed. Even though some years later the family court agreed the adoption might not have happened if she had got support, it was too late. For 16 years she sent cards every birthday and Christmas and wrote letters twice a year via social services (“Letterbox contact”). Her daughter Tye had an unhappy adoption and found her birth mum on social media soon after turning 18, when they cut all ties with their adoptive family. Now reunited, both speak powerfully about the impact of the years stolen from them.
Here we are talking about the Kamlager Bill on September’s picket, including how it’s supported by Social Workers Ending Poverty Together. We need social workers here to speak out against poverty too!
Family Court picket is back!
Protecting our Children, Defending our Rights, UK & US 15 July 2021 https://youtu.be/mwswNxAI28g
We are very grateful to the sign language interpreters who did a great job live, despite not having speeches/contributions available in writing ahead of time, as is preferred for events online. We apologise for any periods where the sign language interpreters may not be visible, due to technical problems during the webinar.
Baroness Uddin speaking on “presumption of contact” in Domestic Abuse Bill, Wed 10 March 2021
Baroness Jones speaking on “presumption of contact” in Domestic Abuse Bill, Wed 10 March 2021
SnS joins The Campaign For Survivor Family Justice UK – #thecourtsaid, Parliament Square, London, Sat 26 October 2019
Forced Adoption Demonstration Outside London’s Central Family Court in Holborn
Took the Children Away – Archie Roach of the Stolen Generation, Australia
DO NO HARM – seminar in the House of Commons 11 September 2018
Launch of the coalition Support not Separation (SnS) on 11 July:
The first Family Court Picket 8 March 2017:
London Live, just before launch of Legal Action for Women’s Dossier Suffer the Little Children and their Mothers:
Protest v CAFCASS & NSPCC participating in Families Need Fathers conference:
Another Handmaid’s Tale workshop at The World Transformed, Brighton 26 September 2017: