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On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court of B.C. handed down an unprecedented judgment J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCSC 1216. This is the first case in Canadian legal history in which child protection workers are found liable for misfeasance in public office, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the standard of care. Findings therein confirm our views and support the merit of our cause. Continuous litigations between JP and the MCFD are summarized in JP Aftermath. Our commentary on the Plecas Review Part 1: Decision Time was published on 4 January 2016. If you have evidence of misfeasance or abuse of children in foster care, please come forward and contact us.
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Who Are "Child Protection" Social Workers?

There are many types of social workers doing different kinds of work. "Child protection" social worker is a special type of social worker who does "child protection" work. They work for your local "child protection" agency funded by tax dollars. "Child protection" agency has different name in each province. It is known as Children's Aid Society (CAS, a non-profit agency with child removal authority delegated by the provincial government) in Ontario, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in British Columbia, Child Protective Service (CPS) or Department of Social Services (DSS) in the United States. They all have one thing in common: a name under a "welfare" banner and the power to remove children from their parents if they believe that children are unsafe in the care of their parents. They will use this power as they see fit. They don't care how children feel when forced to leave their homes. Your plea and tears seldom change their mind.

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What Do They Do?

"Child protection" social workers are a special kind of police. They enforce "child protection" law. Unlike the real police, they are not a disciplinary force. They don't wear uniform or carry guns but have an invisible weapon more powerful than guns and taser, namely the power to remove children under 19 years of age from their families. They do not need a court order to remove children. Should they need to use force, they will call their muscle the police who will obey their commands with no question asked. Nobody, including a provincial court judge, can stop them from removing children once they determine to do so.

Many "child protection" social workers are women, but there are some male social workers as well. They report to a team leader, who in turn reports to a regional manager of "child protection". Most of them work a normal 9 to 5 working hours in a government office while others, known as after-hour social workers, work beyond these hours. Some of them work in children's hospital and family resource centres. There are "child protection" social workers working 24/7 to remove children in British Columbia.

When "Child Protection" Social Worker Asks To See You

If they have a concern, they may ask to see you at your home (probably without the presence of your parents), in their office, but more often in your school or day care centre to collect information to do their "child protection" job. Why? Because no school principal or day care staff will deny them access to children. They can easily get what they want without the knowledge of parents. Parents will have no way to confirm what was discussed and what you have or have not said.

My parents have not abused me in any way. I am cool to see them anywhere. I have nothing to hide. Fair enough. Hear what children have to say in the video at above. They have been interviewed by "child protection" social workers in their schools before.

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They strongly feel the following:
  1. embarrassed, intimidated and humiliated;
  2. get you to say certain things they want you to say by asking same questions repeatedly in different ways;
  3. nobody will believe you if they lie as most people do not think that they will.

You are so lame. I don't believe this. No kidding. Even grown ups find this hard to believe. These two young girls in the video have gone through this. Do you think that their experience tells you something?

Schools are built to educate children. It should not be used as a hunting ground by government employees to ask questions and to get information that may be used to separate children from their families.

Foster Home

After removal, most children are dumped in a place called foster home (or group home for some older children). Foster homes are run by ordinary people who receive tax-free income from the "child protection" agency for housing removed children. You will be told that this is done for your own safety and/or for your best interests. This may be true in some rare and extreme situations. But many children are worse off in foster homes. Some are drugged with psychiatric medication just to keep them under control, not for medical reason. Some are abused or even killed. Video containing graphic contents is not suitable for children. However, weighting the chance that you could become a potential victim in foster home, you will benefit by watching this video so that you are aware of reality in foster home. Don't be a unsuspecting prey.

You are joking. Is this real? Are they thugs or some kind of monsters? Do I need someone to protect me from people who are supposed to protect children?

Getting killed is just one of the problems in foster homes. You also have to worrying about being drugged, physically and sexually abused. Let's hear what the girl in the video on the right says. She had been there, done that before. Her name is Ashley. She stayed in foster home for 8 years. She was locked up in a dark room in foster home. While she was there, she had been drugged and sexually abused by her foster dad. The drugs given to her helped her to deal with her depression and trouble with sleeping as she thought about her family a lot after her removal. The drugs made her sleepy and helped her to gain weight.

Foster homes are no Disneyland. Some are very filthy. Take a look at the news video on the right. Your foster parents and social workers do not like anybody to know that some foster homes are so dirty. They will do everything they can to cover up.

Find a private opportunity when nobody is watching and tell your parents in the next supervised visit if you are dumped in a place like this. Be mindful that your phone calls with your parents are most likely monitored (meaning eavesdropped and recorded) as well.

Do it wisely and smartly. You and your parents will be punished if they find out that you uncover them.

The video on the left is a discussion of what foster care (also known as foster home) is all about.

A young woman was physically and sexually abused in foster home after removed from her parents. She was repeatedly asked what she wanted when in foster home and she always said she wanted to go home. Of course, her wish is never granted until she was 18 years of age (in B.C. 19) when she got kicked out of foster home.

To parents:

If your children are dumped in a filthy place like the one in the news footage, do NOT confront your social workers because there is nothing you can do if they ignore you. There is no point to go to their team leader or regional manager either. Don't wake sleeping dogs. Contact the media and the Representative for Children and Youth immediately by phone at 1-800-476-3933 or by e-mail at rcy@rcybc.ca. Be mindful that this will probably attract retaliation. You do so at your own risk.

Supervised Visit

Once removed, most children cannot see their parents except in supervised visits, meaning in a designated time and place supervised by "child protection" agency. Your parents will not be allowed to know where you stay or to see you elsewhere. Social workers or your school teachers will call the police if your parents come see you in school. They will know very little about your life in foster homes. Most parents do care about their children but they are not allowed to when social workers remove you. Those people watching you while you see your parents in supervised visits are called visitation workers. They will report what they observe to social workers and will stop you and your parents to talk about anything they don't want you to talk about.

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The three girls in the video above were recorded during a supervised visit. Video recording is not allowed. Visitation was cancelled after MCFD found out that this video was put in the internet. The girls were not allowed to talk about any thing that happens to them in foster home, no matter how outrageous or abusive. Their experience will tell you what "child protection" is all about.

Furthermore, your social worker or foster parents may promise you new toys, pocket money or a nice vacation trip if you say certain things about your parents or say that you don't want to go home anymore. Don't say anything that is not true or against your free will, even under huge pressure and seduction from authorities.

You may be told that your parents have chosen not to come to see you in supervised visits. They have given you up and do not want you anymore. What they say is not always true. You may be asked to tell them what your parents had said or what you had told them during supervised visits. They may say that they have the right to know or need to know to protect you. Remember Cinderella's step mother. Does she mean what she says? Does she live up to her promise? Does she treat someone's daughter good? Can you trust someone like her?

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A sand play in a
MCFD paid shrink's office

When You See A Psychologist or Counselor

Many children "in care" are required to see a psychologist (who calls him/herself doctor) or a counselor paid by your "child protection" agency. They usually work for a private business or a non-profit organization. You will be told that your parents had agreed to the counseling and these "professionals" will help you with problems like abuse, witness of abuse, or depression. Keep in mind that these "professionals", however sweet and nice they may appear, are paid by your "child protection" agency who removed you from home. Like your social worker, they would like you to believe that they are your friends and want to help. The information they collect will be used against your parents in court. They seldom bite the hands that feed them. Do not let down your guard.

It is likely that you will be asked to tell what had happened when you were in the care of your parents, to draw a picture of your family or to do a sand play. These are ways to collect information to write a report on demand so that you will be kept away from your family. At times, they will use tricks to get what they want. For example, they may ask the same question again and again in different ways. They may ask you to draw a picture of your family, take your drawing away before you have time to draw you parents and tell a judge that you hate your parents because you did not include your parents in your drawing. Be very careful with what you say and do in a shrink's office. If you look sad, scared or withdrawn, they may say that this is a sign of abuse. Do not say anything that is not true, even under pressure or promise of goodies, and be aware of tricks.

To parents:

Sand play is not a valid assessment technique for a psychologist to use. It has no objective assessment aspect. Rather it is a tool that is sometimes used in play therapy, in which children can achieve some catharsis by acting out their conflicts and wishes.

"Child protection" agency has access to the deep pocket of taxpayers to buy the services of registered professionals. Some will produce inappropriate assessment reports on demand. Parents should obtain legal advice and insist on having input as to what if any professional will assess their child or children. Children should be advised that the "mature minor clause" gives them the legal right to refuse to be assessed by a physician or mental health professional, and to have their refusal respected. That's the law.

That said, like any actions that may displease "child protection" social workers, there are consequences. Be mindful of this.

Furthermore, the following was written by a parent who had experienced ministry-sought counseling:

"Forced counseling (by way of a supervision order from family court) is a tactic to divine selective information from children. In psychobabble term, children are subconsciously supposed to be revealing by using artwork, paper and colors pencils. After children are told that such drawings can be "interpreted", many became more wary. Interpretations from shrink were later translated into visitation restrictions or additional time in "care".

The primary objective is to create excuse to ignore the words of children by painting them as incompetent communicators. What they say are meaningless, unreliable and therefore irrelevant. Instead, "interpretations" from psychologist or counselor are relied upon to misconstrue what children really mean and put in reports so that a judge, ministry's lawyer or social worker could use as they see fit.

Real-life examples from kids who tell it like it is in their language is what is needed."

When A Lawyer Is Assigned to You

In British Columbia child protection legal proceedings, you are entitled to have your own lawyer once you reach the age of 12. With or without your consent, your social worker may assign a lawyer to represent you.

Your lawyer is paid by tax dollars and is supposed to act to your best interests. Freebie sounds great. However, if you want to go back to the care of your parents, having your own lawyer does not always serve you well. You have the right not to be represented by a lawyer. If you feel that your lawyer is not acting according to what you say or is trying to talk you into doing something against your free will, fire him/her and insist that you want your parents (or their lawyer) to represent you. Most lawyers are good at swinging people. Be aware of this.

If you can express yourself well, you may want to go to court to tell your views. Most judges do not want to talk to children directly and will exclude them from courtroom. Law says that child's views should be taken into account when decisions relating to a child are made. Your social worker or your lawyer may tell you that court will hear your views through them. Be mindful that what they say in court may not always be what you mean and want. Fight for your opportunity to tell the court directly of what you want. Most likely, they will say no and ignore you. Keep trying.

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Do's and Don't's in Foster Home


Do's

Don't's

  • Try to live a normal life the best you can. Focus in your schoolwork.
  • Eat well, get enough rest and exercise, and ask to go back to the same school immediately.
  • Insist phone access to your parents be given regularly. Most parents want to talk to their removed children very badly.
  • Start writing down what has happened each day including date, time, place and the names of the people involved. Keep this diary to yourself. Don't show this diary to anyone including other kids in the foster home.
  • Ask that your view be heard in a court of law. They will say no. But keep asking and jot the date and time you ask.
  • Call 911 and the Representative for Children and Youth immediately at 1-800-476-3933 when it is safe to do so if the following happens in foster home:
    1. you are sexually abused (like forced sexual intercourse, someone putting his birdie into your mouth, touching of a sexual nature), do NOT take a shower or wash up right after, call first;
    2. you are exposed to pornography, adults exposing their genitals to you, seducing you to have sex;
    3. you are forced to do anything (like undressing, touching yourself, say something sexual in nature) for somebody's sexual gratifi­cation;
    4. you are physically abused or punished.

    Don't worry about embarrassment or the chance that nobody will believe you.

  • Ask that your religious and linguistic rights be respected.
  • Demand that you and your siblings be placed in the care of your next of kin (such as your uncle and auntie, grandparents, ... etc.), if any, or in the same foster home. They will probably say no. Jot down who and when they say this. Keep asking. This is your right by law.
  • Remember the street address of your foster home and the surrounding landmarks.
  • If you feel that you are unsafe in foster care or need more protection, contact the Representative for Children and Youth immediately by phone at 1-800-476-3933 or by e-mail at rcy@rcybc.ca.
  • Do not harm yourself in any way. What happened is not your fault.
  • Do not turn to drugs, alcohol or any other harmful substances. They will not help.
  • Do not learn anything bad (such as swearing, smoking, drugs, drinking, casual sex) from other foster kids. They are not there to be your role model.
  • Despite how difficult it is, do not fight your social worker and foster parents. Don't get depressed or hyper. Give them a big smile if you can. Fighting and depression will give your social worker or foster parents an excuse to call a doctor and may administer psychiatric drugs on you. These drugs may have long term health effect.
  • Despite what carrot and stick thrown at you, do not say anything that is not true.
  • Don't always believe everything you are told. Like kids, adults sometimes lie too.
  • When you are told to draw a picture of your family in a counseling session, draw your parents first if you want to include them. Make sure that you don't let your counselor (or psychologist who calls him/herself doctor) take your drawing until you finish. Some of them may try to take away your picture before you draw your parents and use it as "evidence" to conclude that you hate your parents or they are no longer important in your life.
  • Do not stop calling or seeing your parents even when this routine becomes boring after a while.
  • Do not lose hope that you will one day be returned to your parents. It is very hard and may take a long time. But it is not impossible. The more you work with your parents, the better your chance.
  • Do not assume that social workers, foster parents or other foster kids will not lie or harm you. Many of them won't. But you are in a stranger's domain. Be wise, stay alert and avoid being alone with anybody.
  • Do not do anything suggestive or provocative.
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Recap of What We've Learnt
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Remarks

If this is your first time dealing with service providers in the "child protection" industry, you probably think that we are exaggerating or lying. We don't blame you because none of us believe that it is so bad until we saw it with our own eyes. Frankly, we hope that we are all wrong because nobody likes to live in a place with such a horrible thing haunting us. We share our experience so that you don't learn it the hard way.

The news footage on the right suggests that there are thugs out there taking advantage of children when they are most vulnerable. Being in "care" does not mean that you are 100% safe. Terrible things could happen. Your parents won't be there to protect you. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst and defend yourself the best you can. Good luck.

To parents:

In most English-speaking nations whose government has the power to remove children from their parents, "child protection" is a well established industry hijacked by a very sophisticated conglomerate perverted by special interests. Few people know its true nature because it only affects a very small percentage of the population. The root problem is the near absolute statutory authority to remove children from their parents. Corruption in this industry has a huge impact on families and society. Public resources are wasted to feed a system that worsens the very problem that it was created to solve.

This may sound absurd and inconceivable. In addition to testimonies from oppressed parents and removed children, retired judges, academicians, politicians, social workers, psychologists and medical doctors had spoken on the corruption, flaws and fallacy in the "child protection" industry. Power and money corrupt absolutely. Follow where the tax dollars go and you will solve the puzzle. The relevant question is not whether such corruption exists, but why nobody cares to rectify it given so much irrefutable evidence. This problem will continue to haunt the nation long after your case is over. For now, stay focus to prevent your children from being removed or to get them back.

It is imperative that you and your children understand the tactics often used by service providers in this industry and make informed decisions at the onset. The tactics linked herein are written in a Canadian setting (in British Columbia to be more precise). To those who live outside British Columbia, many of these tactics are still relevant. Whether they are done by people like Adolf Hitler or Saddam Hussein, atrocities against humanity are often driven by quest of power and money using the most despicable means that human minds can think of.

To shed more light on this industry, we publish the following comments received from a British Columbian mother in December 2009:

"I was looking at just about everything on your website and was amazed yet not surprised at a lot of what I read. Amazed that I finally found people who look relatively normal who have nightmare stories like mine to tell about MCFD. Not surprised because sadly I can relate to just about everything I read.

I was amazed to see that MCFD is involved in surveillance because I believed this was happening to me yet when I tried to do something about it I was rebuked by family and friends as being crazy and the law did nothing to protect me from this surveillance.

Pictures were being taken, I believed I was being audio taped but this all fed into their reasons for apprehending my children. I was diagnosed (after their involvement) with a delusional disorder. Prior to this diagnosis, I did not think or feel I was being watched. I always thought being poor and on welfare, I was too unremarkable and unimportant for anyone to consider doing this to me.

My children and I were both drugged as I was making quite a fuss about human rights issues and children rights and come to think of it, it was after these activities that I had these surveillance suspicions.

I never thought of that until now."

If they start to scrutinize you, your nightmare begins. Watch this video.

You are caught in a witch hunt. Unsparing service providers have the power to select who need their "services", what "services" and how much are needed. They also define the quality of their "services" rendered and suppress those who dare to speak against them.

Such activities degrade man to the level of brutes and insult the highest qualities of human nature. State-sponsored child removals are oppressive, inhumane and barbaric. No civilized nation, especially free and democratic nation, should allow this to exist.

Parents with children under 19 are just one anonymous phone call away from having your children removed. This could completely destroyed your family. Contrary to what politicians and bureaucrats would like you to believe, some child removal decisions are made lightly without any good evidence of abuse. In some cases, children are removed because of malice and retaliation. "Child protection" social workers could get away with this unpunished. Do not underestimate their destructive power at the tactical level. They have tremendous power over parents. They will use it unsparingly and sleep well at night.

This video was made to depict the same problem in the U.S.A. Note that some children killed in foster "care" are Canadians. The famous Sherry Charlie is there.

If you are still not convinced that children were killed in foster homes, browse the web site below. It documents each case supported by a link to the source covering the incident. Some children documented were killed in Canada.

Part 1 of Nancy Schaefer's speech
in World Congress on Families V in Amsterdam

Please click here to view Part 2
Please click here to view this footage
in Eagle Forum of Georgia site.

What you are up against is a huge bureaucracy supported by a syndicate comprises of influential "professionals", bureaucrats and self-serving stakeholders whose livelihood depends on state-sponsored child removals. Once combined, it forms a very formidable power under a welfare banner preying on unsuspecting parents and children.

Furthermore, you are not only fighting against a lopsided law but also a legal process completely in favour of the "child protection" agency. Using various delaying tactics, we have seen parents being denied a "child protection" hearing years after their children were removed. Such abuse of process never obliges the judiciary to return the children.

Under the pretext of "child protection", this corruption is so advanced that there is no head to cut off. There may be some good service providers genuinely working to protect children. However, if one betrays the principle of the accrual of money and power, the others betray him. That's why you see whistle-blowing social workers who refused to go with the flow got fired. Politicians who speak against this corruption were sacked by their party boss. What you see is the darkest side of human weakness and perhaps the biggest scandal in the Western free and democratic world.

           


[This page was added on December 6, 2009, last revised December 20, 2010.]