Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Practical aspects to assessing competence in children
Rebecca Stevens, Partner, Royds Withy KingThis is an article regarding the practical aspects to assessing competence in children. The article explores a range of practicalities, such as meeting a...
Scrumping the crop of recent pension decisions
Rhys Taylor, 36 Family and 30 Park PlaceJonathan Galbraith, Mathieson Consulting2020 has thus far proved to be a memorable year for all the wrong reasons, but nonetheless it remains an interesting one...
Conduct in financial remedies – when is it now a relevant consideration?
Rachel Gillman, 1 GC/Family LawThis article provides an overview of all aspects of financial misconduct following the recent decision of Mostyn J in OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52, wherein all aspects of...
The treatment of RSUs/Stock Options in light of XW v XH
Peter Mitchell QC, 29 Bedford RowStock Options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are frequently encountered by the Family Court when dividing property on divorce or dissolution of a Civil Partnership....
Hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide fall victims to hackers every year. Is your firm one of them?
SPONSORED CONTENT Image source: Information is beautifulYou and other lawyers and legal assistants in your firm likely have accounts on the hacked websites listed in the image above. If a hacker...
View all articles
Authors

Police wrongly remove children from Romanian families

Sep 29, 2018, 17:22 PM
Slug : 28-01-2008-police-wrongly-remove-children-from-romanian-families
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Jan 25, 2008, 04:23 AM
Article ID : 89615

Last week, police removed 10 youngsters suspected of being trafficked to the UK by organised gangs.

On Thursday morning around 400 police officers wearing body armour carried out 17 raids at addresses in Slough. They arrested 24 Romanian nationals in an operation aimed at breaking up a suspected child-smuggling ring.

However all but one of the children has been returned to the Roma community in Slough and none of those arrested has been charged with child trafficking offences.

The media were invited to accompany the police officers and photos of the children appeared on TV and in national newspapers the next day with headlines referring to Fagin's heirs" and "child slaves". The negative news stories about the Romanian community as a result of the raids and the police media briefings uncovered hidden prejudices in society and damaged the public perception of Romanian people.

Commander Steve Allen, who led the operation, said at the time: "With promises of a financial return, some poor families surrender their children who are subsequently forced to commit crime."

Explaining the police failure of the to charge anyone with a child trafficking offence, Allen said: "I'm not able to see into the future. I didn't know exactly who and what we were going to find in those addresses."

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from