1. Don’t name people from a case unless the Bailii judgment I’ve linked names them. [Nobody has ever done that here, but it is a golden rule of any discussion about Court cases involving children]
2. Disagreeing with me is fine
3. Disagreeing with other commentators is fine
4. Disagreeing with judgments, and judges is fine
5. Personal abuse of other commentators, people involved in the judgments we are discussing is not fine. [“Judge Tickletrout got this one wrong, because… ” is okay “Judge Tickletrout is a man-hating old hag” is not okay]
6. It is preferred if you can keep on topic (or a digression arising from the topic that is interesting). I don’t mind people who have a view that social workers are devils, but you don’t need to share that view if what we’re discussing is something entirely different. I’m sure that a chance will come for you to raise that point, soon enough.
7. Godwin’s law does apply to this blog, and breach of it is an automatic loss of an argument
I’m afraid that I can’t give legal advice about particular cases. If you want to know ‘is there a case where such and such happened’ I usually try and find it, or if there’s a geeky technical point I’ll try and answer, but I can’t answer the ‘how do I get my kids back’ one, other than very generally.
If you are involved in court proceedings about children and want some specific advice, your starting points are :- a solicitor on the Children Panel (google “Children Panel + your town” to find some), a McKenzie Friend (same again, or you can ask here and one of the ones who visit might contact you), Lucy Reed’s website for litigants in person http://www.nofamilylawyer.co.uk/ or Sarah Phillimore’s website http://www.childprotectionresource.org.uk – and actually mumsnet is pretty good.