Exposure - Please Don't Take My Child
10:40pm, Tuesday 15 July 2014
Duration: 1 hour Series 25 • Episode 1
A child is being taking every 20 Minutes, and Social Services can not longer hide behind dammed if we do, dammed if we don't.
CHILDREN ARE BEING KIDNAPPED.
WE NEED A PUBLIC INVESTIGATION
Investigative series. For the first time, leading social workers, barristers, a High Court judge and families torn apart by the process, talk about the subject of forced adoption.
"It is a climate of fear, a climate where people cover their backs, a climate where people want to try and do their best by families but also know that they've got to ...play this game safe, safe for them as an organisation, safe for them as a worker - not just safe for the child." - Bridget Robb, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers
This new documentary in ITV's flagship Exposure current affairs strand investigates how and why social workers are increasingly prepared to remove children from their birth parents through forced adoption.
The number of court orders required to place a child into the adoption process has increased by 95 per cent in the last three years and new laws introduced this year are likely to lead to a further increase in the number of such cases. Yet in most instances, the stories remain untold because family court hearings remain shrouded in secrecy, with journalists unable to report anything from proceedings.