The Guardian newspaper tells us that Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, has backed a drive to encourage parents with multiple children in care to use birth control. Munby expressed his views yesterday in a speech for social workers.
Munby goes on to explain the reasoning behind his view: namely that he feels the cycle of social workers removing multiple children from the same families on a regular basis is a frequent occurrence and needs to be addressed.
The comment comes after Munby personally backed a new initiative which is, successfully, tackling addiction within family units and which also condones the use of birth control as an active measure to reduce the number of children going into care from such families. The Family Drug and Alcohol Court, the initiative run by Nick Crichton who was at one time the only full time family judge in the…
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