Parents with learning difficulties call for more support

Parents with learning difficulties who have had their children
taken away from them are to launch a campaign to raise awareness of
the issue and to call for support instead of intervention,
writes Lauren Revans.

The campaign, ‘Fighting For Our Children’, will call for more
support from social workers for new parents with learning
difficulties so that fewer children are separated from their
parents in the future.

They are also calling for a lowering of the age at which they
are allowed access to their children who have already been removed
and placed in care.

Campaign group organiser Rachel Taylor, who has learning
difficulties and whose two children have both been taken into care,
said: “Having no contact with the mother is depriving me –
and they have got a right to know who their mother is. We are
missing out on their childhood.”

The first meeting of the campaign group will take place in Leeds
on 30 May. For details call 0113 243 0202 or minicom 0113 243



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