Address Edited Copy of a letter to my MP:-
Dear Roberta Blackman-Woods,
I write today with reference to a report in the Daily Mail regarding the case of Dr. George Hibbert,http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... probe.html
and the allegations that he either 'altered' or distorted his findings regarding the parents of children who were the subjects of possible removal procedures by Social Workers and the Family Courts.
If, as is likely, this doctor faces removal from the register, will you ask the appropriate Cabinet Officers or Ministers if an urgent review of the findings and decisions of these cases within the Family Courts system can be undertaken, especially in light of the undeniable truth that this man, and possibly others like him, have made it possible for children to be removed from the parents without good evidence.
It may be many years since I had my family, but I understand the many pressures placed upon a parent, and to have to justify yourself and your behaviour in front of an atagonistic and confrontational Justice system, where all the checks and balances of an open court are removed, with all speech and decisions held under a blanket ban, is close to being impossible.
The numbers of children removed from their parents has increased exponentially over the years, and, with many of the children disappearing into an adoption system which is also completely opaque, it is maybe not too late to institute an Inquiry into the facts as exposed by this particular case at the General Medical Council.
Would your readers concur that an avalanche of letters such as this might raise a few moments in Parliament?