New Video Bullies Parents Into Complying With Child Protection Professionals


The voice-over is harsh and the message hard and uncompromising; a bit like the life portrayed. Never a bed of roses, this youngster has had to come to terms with the realities of life in a system that offers no feather bed. Dickens eat your heart out for it seems little has changed, yet we all hope some things are better.

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A new video produced by charity Just For Kids Law, under the pretext that it is trying to support parents going through child protection proceedings is thinly veiled propaganda which includes dangerous child protection advice.

The video, which is just under three minutes long, follows a young girl who was once in care and who now finds herself going through child protection proceedings after becoming pregnant. Whilst the animation is really nothing more than an advertisement for the charity’s legal services, it is the way in which it treats young parents that is so offensive – and so wide of the mark that it amounts to bullying.

Entitled, “If I Could Talk To Me”, the story approaches child protection proceedings as if the mother whose case we’re watching has gone back in time to advise her younger self to do things differently. Immediately, the assumption that’s being made is that…

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