Brižna socijalna služba u akciji
Socijalna služba u britanskom Essexu nedavno je podignula ljestvicu u metodama djelovanja u interesu djeteta. Trudna talijanska državljanka koja se nalazila na službenoj obuci u Ryanairu doživjela je napad panike jer boluje od bipolarnog afektivnog poremećaja, te su socijalne službe u interesu dobrobiti majke i djeteta trudnicu prisilno odvele u bolnicu, carskim rezom prije termina poroda oduzele dijete i stavile ga u dom. Slučaj je završio na međunarodnom sudu jer majka već 15 mjeseci ne smije do svog djeteta, a britanski sud donio je odluku o davanju djeteta na posvajanje:
A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery. The case has developed into an international legal row, with lawyers for the woman describing it as “unprecedented”.
They claim that even if the council had been acting in the woman’s best interests, officials should have consulted her family beforehand and also involved Italian social services, who would be better-placed to look after the child. Brendan Fleming, the woman’s British lawyer, told The Sunday Telegraph: “I have never heard of anything like this in all my 40 years in the job. “I can understand if someone is very ill that they may not be able to consent to a medical procedure, but a forced caesarean is unprecedented.
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