Social workers arrived at hospital to take woman’s baby while she was in LABOUR over concerns for its welfare | Daily Mail Online

It seems this is the latest oppression craze sweeping the country – they’re trying to take our children away.

Mrs Mike shared this with me today but I know there are more – to my shame, I’ve been busy with real-world matters (looking after Mrs Mike being one of them) and have neglected this story.

If readers have spotted other incidents of this, let’s have the links and I’ll put them up.

A mother has told how social workers turned up while she  was giving birth in hospital to say they would be taking her baby  into care.

Without consulting her, social services chiefs had decided Kelly McWilliams was unfit to look after her baby because she had suffered from depression five years earlier after her ten-year-old son was found hanged.

The officials arrived without warning to say the baby would go straight into foster care as they were concerned about Mrs McWilliams’s mental health.

Source: Social workers arrived at hospital to take woman’s baby while she was in LABOUR over concerns for its welfare | Daily Mail Online

11 thoughts on “Social workers arrived at hospital to take woman’s baby while she was in LABOUR over concerns for its welfare | Daily Mail Online

  1. Jim Round

    This article is from 2013, it is also from The Fail.
    Social Workers eh? Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Oh, for crying out loud – another one that people are sending round again.
      It is notable that this is being re-sent at a time when the issue is topical again, though.

      1. Jim Round

        The issue has always been topical, and it will get much, much worse.
        Remember my comment about the child eating just a packet of crisps for tea whilst the mother had a proper meal?
        Just the tip of the iceberg.
        I feel genuinely sorry for babies and toddlers in this “facebook generation”
        Ignored for the sake of a smartphone/tablet.
        No social skills and unable to do the basics when starting nursery/school.

      2. joanna may

        This has been going on since Tony Blair wanted more children adopted, unfortunately the SS took it the wrong way and decided that rather than trying to place older children who are very difficult to adopt and already in care, they have been legally kidnapping newborns from their mothers.

        Here is a link for anyone who needs help because of it. The site is run by Ian Josephs and supported by John Hammond MP

      3. joanna may

        Mike it is still going on. Michael Gove was himself adopted and he wants more and more adoptions to go ahead within 26 weeks of the secret court hearings. Last year there was an exposure documentary showing a 5 week baby being taken away from it’s mothers arms, It was very distressing to watch!

  2. Oleta

    As someone who has worked in and had experience of Mental Ill Health, this seems really unlikely, and completely the opposite to the cases I have seen. I have received only help and support from Social Services who were involved when I was hospitalised purely in order to support and oversee a private fostering arrangement I had in place (a requirement since the Victoria Climbie case). I have seen people with severe and enduring mental health issues supported as parents. Where there is a will to work to be well and the children are wanted, Social services have always made an effort to keep the family together. Care is expensive and only used as a very last resort or a temporary measure when a person has been in need of hospitalisation and had no one else to look after the child. The only times a baby has been removed from a labour ward that I have been aware of personally (not in a famously unreliable newpaper), is once when a woman had had to come off of medication to maintain the pregnancy and so became very psychotically unwell, her child was temporarily placed in foster care while she was admitted to an acute ward to restabilise her on her medication. Once she was well, the child was returned to her. The other was a woman who had severe depression, but the reason for removal was that she refused to leave her abusive partner who had already hospitalised two of their other children who had also been taken away. Right up to the last moment Social Services would have supported her to have the child with her if she left the violent partner, but she refused and so the baby was removed. I was given the impression that if she agreed to leave him at a later date then the option to have that child returned to her would still be there. I don’t think this report is accurate, a lot of information is missing. If they took the children of every woman who ever suffered depression they’d be leaving the labour ward in mini-buses. It just doesn’t happen that way.

  3. victedy

    …sadly the removal of children is coming back [big time], my husband’s father died when he was five [my husband is now 59], after the funeral: social workers came to the home to remove him & his six siblings [just because they didn’t want to pay to pay welfare to keep the family together].
    My [late] mother-in-law hit the roof and told social services that she would keep her kids & family together, fortunately the farmer that owned the tied cottage they lived in allowed them to stay and his mother and older siblings worked on the farm.
    The most sickening thing about this incident was: my husband and his siblings were going to be shipped off to Australia, under the child migrant programme and it doesn’t need me to tell you what a vile controversy that was!
    Although, my husband & his siblings never had birthdays/christmas/toys/holidays he knows he was lucky to have a feisty mother that fought to keep her family together.
    My mother-in-law never had a penny off the state to raise her kids and she was told by social services, if you wasn’t married and had a roof over your head we’d have taken your kids and you couldn’t have stopped us.

  4. Sasson Hann

    These decisions just don’t seem to be on the level.

    On the one hand, my friend’s daughter – who has 4 children who are really SERIOUSLY at risk – the social workers seem to accept everything that she says, never do spot checks, never ring my friend back when she’s been desperately trying to get in touch with social workers because of her concerns, school raising their own concerns, neighbours reporting the goings on: how these children have survived we’ll never know!

    On the other hand – throughout the year, both in Christopher Booker’s column in the Telegraph and frequent articles in the Daily Mail – social worker’s are taking children into care from good and respectable families, for the slightest reasons, and even jailing the grandparents or parents when they accidentally meet children who have been removed.

    There is such a disparity between areas with regard to this!

    1. joanna may

      They want newborn or a tiny little older to make their money, people generally don’t adopt older children with problems as it would cost time and money!!

  5. amnesiaclinic

    Just the tip of the iceberg. It’s happening more and more in America. Children belong to the state is how they see it and not you!
    Secret family courts as well are very worrying.

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