EXCLUSIVE: Child Protection Professionals Intimidating Parents Into Signing Illegal Undertakings
Clauses in an agreement asking a parent not to record conversations or exchanges with child welfare professionals are illegal, and are sometimes referred to in family proceedings as unlawful undertakings. Domestic undertakings set out in agreements are very rarely enforceable, and parents are not under any obligation to sign them. If you have signed an agreement prepared by a local authority or lawyer asking you to set aside your legal right to record communications in child welfare proceedings, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Click Here To Continue Reading 📚
Children who appear to be at high risk of poor life outcomes, it would be useful to know whether abused children benefit from being removed from their families. Children assigned to investigators with higher removal rates are more likely to be placed in foster care themselves, and they are found to have higher delinquency rates, along with some evidence of higher teen birth rates and lower earnings.