Our SON needs YOU to HELP get HIM his FREEDOM

by HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Our SON needs YOU to HELP get HIM his FREEDOM

by HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP
HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP
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We are not allowed to say who our Son is because of a Court Gagging Order in place, our Son is to be known as Assumed Name ("AN") as provided by our Legal Team
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Latest: Dec. 18, 2019

As this Festive Time for Families gets ever closer…….

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Our Son went off to his Work Experience One Morning...

He NEVER CAME BACK - He had been TAKEN AWAY...

by Social Workers

WHAT IS OUR CASE ABOUT?

Our Son, like so many of our children with learning disabilities and Autism, was not capable of independent living when he reached adulthood, and like so many others will always need support throughout his life to enable him to do the things he wants to do.

For almost all of his life AN has been cared for by his loving parents, growing up with his sister 2 years older than him, a graduate in psychology who has no such diagnosis and is devoted to him. His parents have striven to cater both to his emotional and physical needs, and he was looked after by them for the first 20 years of his life, without the need of any recourse to Social Service assistance or intervention by the Local Authority of any kind. His mother has held a variety of managerial positions at a senior level within the National Health Service and is a trained Mediator whilst his father has enjoyed a long career in the Fire Service and was a Governor of a Special School. 

Just before his 25th Birthday, Social Services decided that our Son who has always been a very special part of our family would no longer be allowed to live with us - he had done nothing wrong and he did not ask to leave his family or his home but one day without warning Social Workers took him into institutional ‘care’ and he has not been allowed home since.

In our view the Local Authority's contention and indeed justification for removing AN from his family's care that he would make significant progress is patently not the case, and he has significantly regressed after being abruptly removed from the family who cared for him for the first two decades or so of his life without any State Intervention of any kind.

We were powerless to prevent this because we could not afford the legal representation we needed.

We now have the opportunity to be represented by a Law Firm, who is prepared to commence a review of the claims made to do this to AN but for that to be possible we need to raise money to fund this work.


CASE SUMMARY 

When AN was due to complete his school education his parents applied to their Local Authority for funding, so that their son could embark on Further Education at a Specialist College. AN’s parents found a suitable College of his choosing but having been refused funding they had to achieve this through the courts.

Following this relations between the Local Authority and the family deteriorated, particularly during the time when AN's mother was his Legal Deputy, which culminated in this Deputyship being abruptly taken away from his mother and given to Social Services over 5 years ago.

At this time there was a substantial court case between these parties. This was when AN was taken into institutional care against his wishes and where he has remained ever since, with his parents granted very restrictive access visits under close supervision and in the artificial setting of tourist style venues where they mingle with members of the public and are not allowed to see their son alone. They are also not allowed to visit their son at his place of institutional care or be involved in any decisions made for or about him.

This is the first time in AN’s life he has had institutional living imposed on him, stopping him from being able to see his parents and his sister when or where he wants to and preventing him from being able to see any other member of his family or the many friends he has made throughout his life ever again.

It is our view that this is a draconian step which is wholly unjustified. AN longs for a return to his family which he has been deprived of in a normal family setting for a long time. No amount of institutional care however well intentioned can be a substitute for a normal family life. This situation has been going on for over 5 years now and the ever-present danger is that AN will be made to become so institutionalised, he will never again enjoy the family life he was so happy in which gave him so many opportunities"

During the case the Judge found that the parents were loving and dedicated to the care of their son and ideally it would be in AN’s best interests if AN could resume his family life. But he also found that although devoted to her Son, his mother suffered at that time from personality disorders as suggested by social workers which placed her son at risk. He made no such finding against his father and said that he enjoyed a close bond with his son, likewise AN has a very close bond with his sister.

The Judge also stated that the door was not shut against AN’s return home if there was a fundamental change in the attitude of his mother. His mother - who had no idea that social workers would take her almost 25 year old son away from his family, when as his Deputy she did not share their views on his Best Interests - now accepts that no-one could ever be expected to get everything right all of the time, particularly concerning the care of someone with the number of issues AN has had throughout his life.

AN’s mother knows the only hope of seeing her son returned to his family and home, is to instruct a suitably qualified psychologist and/or psychiatrist who is genuinely and completely independent of this Local Authority.

                                                        WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

                Please help us to raise enough money to be able to start this process to get

                                                                  ‘Justice for our Son’

           by pledging what you can and sharing with family, friends and everyone you know

            AS SOON AS £3,600 IS PLEDGED WE CAN MOVE ON TO OUR STRETCH TARGET


WHY DO WE NEED THIS MONEY AND WHAT WE WILL USE IT FOR?

Initially this funding will be for all necessary preparation work involved, including initial review by our lawyers of relevant papers to establish the issues the expert will be required to address, the field of psychology/psychiatry expert required and to find and make contact with appropriately qualified and experienced independent expert.

It is essential for these parents to be able to have Access to Justice, the Local Authority has been and is able to finance the regular services of a Q.C. with full publicly funded Legal Teams and Experts they choose, whilst these parents were left to represent themselves as they could only afford intermittent legal assistance in the past and now cannot afford to spend any more money on lawyers.

AN’s parents have spent any money they had fighting for their son’s return home to them and to retain contact with him in the meantime, unrepresented as Litigants in Person. Before they lost the care of their son, AN’s father spent what he had saved for his pension on an extension to their family home, to create an Apartment for AN so that he could enjoy a measure of independence and self-sufficiency as he grew into manhood. It stands waiting and ready for their son’s return.

Apart from anything else, the cost of AN having to stay away from home for the last 5 years or so is a hugely expensive option for the much-strained public purse, which hitherto had no need to pay for his upkeep thanks to his parents’ efforts. This drain on the public purse has been further exacerbated by the mounting legal costs this case has caused.

          ~ BY HELPING OUR SON YOU WILL HELP PREVENT THIS HAPPENING TO OTHERS ~

            YOUR ongoing HELP and GENEROSITY will enable us to resume proceedings to get

                                                                   ‘Justice for our Son’

                         making it less likely that other families will have ‘Institutional Care’

                                                       in Supported Living or Care Homes

           forced upon their disabled and vulnerable loved ones against their wishes in this way


WHAT THE NEXT STEP WILL BE?

Reaching our Target will mean we can continue the process for AN with your help to move on to our Stretch Target and our Next Step.

The instruction of such an expert supplied with the relevant documentation for assessment of AN’s mother and at least one detailed report to address whether she is (or has ever been) suffering from any sort of alleged personality disorder at all and even if she is, whether there has been sufficient changes in her to overcome the Judge's fears as to her suitability for resuming her care for her son alongside her husband, for their son to be able to return home to his loving family where he so desperately wants to be and was never his choice to be taken from.

WE WILL UPDATE YOU TO LET YOU KNOW HOW YOUR HELP IS ACHIEVING JUSTICE

~ Thank YOU so much for taking the time to read how very important YOU are to us ~




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Update 5

HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Dec. 18, 2019

As this Festive Time for Families gets ever closer…….

As this Festive Time gets ever closer we are sending our Heartfelt Thanks, with Love & Special Wishes to YOU & YOUR Loved Ones, for ALL your wonderful HELP & SUPPORT over these last couple of months.

  • Our Crowd-Justice-Funding plea was always likely to slow down at this busiest and most expensive time of the year with all its distractions but we have no time to lose so we will keep going with everything there is to do for our Son and to help others.

At this Family Time please share with Family & Friends your goodwill and belief in what we are doing, it would mean so much to us if you could remember to mention our Crowd-Justice-Funding link https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/our-son-needs-you-to-help-get-him-his-freedom/ in your Christmas Cards and when you are together for Christmas gatherings.

All Our SON wants for Christmas is.......

 ♥ His Family ♥ His Friends ♥ His FREEDOM ♥

~ ALL he has wanted for the last 5 since taken against his wishes ~

DONATIONS of ANY amount will ALL really HELP us so much - the MORE we raise & the QUICKER we do, the SOONER we can do what Our SON & others need us to.

~ thinking of everyone separated from Families against their wishes ~

♥ THANK YOU so very much for EVERYTHING you have and are CONTINUING to do to HELP get OUR SON his FREEDOM ♥

Update 4

HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Dec. 9, 2019

YOUR kind & generous DONATIONS are keeping us so BUSY & more HOPEFUL than ever!

We could not be doing ALL we are without YOU making this possible, such wonderful DONATIONS turning our hopes into a reality, your KINDNESS & GENEROSITY means so very much and your HELP & SUPPORT is making ALL the difference.

  • We are no longer at risk of being Timed-Out, the ‘… days to go’ ticking clock is ONLY in place as a guide to keep us on track - it resets automatically after 30 days giving us more time & every chance to raise funds - BUT the MORE we raise and the QUICKER we do, the SOONER we can do what Our SON needs us to!

Just to clarify, as prompted by your really helpful feedback:

GENERIC EMAILS & UPDATES...

  • As much as we would love to send personal emails to THANK YOU, this is not possible because your DATA and (if requested) your ANONYMITY is so tightly protected by Crowd-Justice and rightly so.
  • Crowd-Justice send out OUR emails to YOU because we do not have your contact details, unless you email us direct.

DONATIONS...

  • We are NOT able to see ANYTHING other than what YOU choose to be seen by EVERYONE.
  • DONATIONS are ONLY shown on the Case Page when a Comment has been made.
  • Names ONLY will not be shown on the Case Page.

COMMENTS

  • Comments made in the short message box when pledging will be shown on the Case Page.
  • If a DONOR wishes to remain ANONYMOUS but wants to make a Comment this will be shown on the Case Page as  Someone pledged £…. with comment.

Yes, although some may be hidden ALL DONATIONS do COUNT, whether or not ANONYMISED and with/without Comment, when donated this increases - £’s to the Amount & No’s of Pledges -

ALL THANKS to YOU, at long last we have real HOPE of being able to do what Our SON needs us to and being able to help others by what we are doing.

  • HOPE that was snatched from us when we discovered Human Rights ONLY exist if you can afford to make sure they do - YOU can ONLY get JUSTICE in this Country if YOU have MONEY to pay for it - when refused Legal Aid (despite having paid into the Public Purse for more than 80 years between us at the time we applied for Legal Aid) as Families you find yourselves unrepresented in an adversarial court, up against publicly funded QC’s who are supported by vast publicly funded legal teams...this is why FAMILIES stand NO CHANCE AT ALL.

YOU are NOW giving us the CHANCE by being legally represented, so PLEASE keep HELPING us ALL you can to get Our Plea out there because being ‘gagged’ to make us faceless and nameless does stop us from attracting publicity and public generosity.

  • PLEASE do ALL you can to send out our LINK, EMAILS & UPDATES and put on FACEBOOK to share & TWITTER to retweet, using EVERY possible way there is to get OUR PLEA out there as FAR & WIDE as you can, for Our SON and Our Family, giving others the hope we now have. Since our last UPDATE we have come across an article in the excellent and incredibly inspiring publication Autism Eye https://www.autismeye.com/legal-challenge/#more

Our pleading for your HELP & SUPPORT feels all the more heart-wrenching, as we get closer to the busiest and most expensive time of the year which comes with its own stresses and demands but for the sake of our Son we have to be hopeful and believe that goodwill to others will keep shining through.

♥ All Our SON wants for Christmas is His FAMILY, His FRIENDS & His FREEDOM

~ as he has wanted for the last 5 Christmases since taken against his wishes ~

Until we can make this possible with YOUR ongoing HELP & SUPPORT we need to keep Our Son going and however much a CHRISTMAS CARD from EACH and EVERY one of YOU would help him so much, he would not be allowed to have them because he is being prevented from having such human contact and UNLIKE a Prisoner detained for a crime NO-ONE is allowed to know where Our SON is being held by the court!

Maybe a way around this could be a kind-hearted festive gesture, if everyone you know would be good enough to spare what it would cost to send a CHRISTMAS CARD to Our SON but instead DONATE the money to Our CJF Plea, this really would HELP him so much.

Every DONATION of ANY amount WILL make ALL the DIFFERENCE to Our SON

~ thinking of ALL who like us have had this Family Time of the Year made unbearable ~

♥ THANK YOU so very much for EVERYTHING you have and are CONTINUING to do to HELP get OUR SON his FREEDOM ♥

Update 3

HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Nov. 22, 2019

ALL THANKS to YOU we are being able to make REAL progress with work NOW underway

The fantastic start YOU have made possible is such a terrific HELP, especially how it is seeing us through the inevitable pause between stages, THANK YOU for ALL your HELP & SUPPORT which means so much to us.

  • We are hoping to be able to solve the mysteries of the MOVING TARGET which is puzzling and why we were refused LEGAL AID Funding, both prompted by your really HELPFUL feedback.

Crowd Justice Funding use 2 fundraising targets - the INITIAL TARGET and the STRETCH TARGET - to help and support funds to be raised for legal fees.

  • The INITIAL TARGET has to be reached within 30 DAYS, for your Lawyers to be funded from pledges made and for you to be able to continue to raise funds, otherwise pledges are not taken, no funds are raised and it all comes to an end, which could also mean losing your Legal Team.

THANKFULLY with knowledge of our case and ALL that would be involved in returning it to court, our Legal Team calculated what would be needed at each stage, making clear what work would be possible as funds became available within a costed Total Target.

  • The Total Target is made up of Legal Fees for Legal Action, so very costly mainly because of fixed fees imposed by the courts and the legal system. To even attempt to achieve this within 30 DAYS would be very unrealistic, especially with a gagging order in place making you nameless and faceless, preventing you from attracting public generosity from the Media and national publicity.

To get legal action started, the INITIAL TARGET allows you to use a comparatively small sum of money from your Total Target, making it realistic and possible to achieve within 30 DAYS, giving EVERYONE a chance of being able to make a DIFFERENCE.

Your KINDNESS and GENEROSITY has made a MASSIVE DIFFERENCE by enabling us to reach our INITIAL TARGET and continue on to our STRETCH TARGET without losing everything.

  • Achieving an INITIAL TARGET can give the impression we have reached our TARGET, questioning why we would be asking for more HELP & SUPPORT? we are having to because ONLY our STRETCH TARGET gets us closer to our Total Target, a MOVING TARGET which is not timed out BUT the MORE we raise and the QUICKER we do, the SOONER we can do what Our SON needs us to!

We did apply for LEGAL AID & EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL AID FUNDING because we were eligible for this, when our Son was taken against his wishes to be detained indefinitely by the State.

  • Even though we had paid over 80 years of Income Tax & National Insurance between us we were refused LEGAL AID because the Legal Adviser appointed to the Court was funded by Legal Aid. We were told ONLY one Legal Aid Certificate was allowed in our proceedings but without legal representation to challenge this and without money to appeal it, we could do NOTHING about.

Being so emotionally drained and shattered by what our Son and we have been put through as a Family, the stress and trauma of having to spend every moment day and night trying to survive this ordeal is as devastating as having to plead and beg for our Son an indescribable nightmare of torture for any parent who we really want to be able save this happening to.

YOU believing in what we are doing for our Son is all that is making this bearable and possible.

♥ THANK YOU so very much for EVERYTHING you have and are CONTINUING to do to HELP get OUR SON his FREEDOM ♥

Update 2

HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Nov. 10, 2019

Our LEGAL TEAM has HIT THE GROUND RUNNING!

We really cannot THANK YOU enough for making this POSSIBLE and for opening up our road to JUSTICE at long last!

  • Work is NOW underway but to be sure our SON is able to benefit from this and as soon as possible, we have to raise MORE funds.

YOU have ALL been so wonderfully KIND and GENEROUS, giving us such a strong start and a terrific boost by setting the scene for our STRETCH Target but we can ONLY achieve this with YOUR ongoing HELP and SUPPORT.

  • Our wish would be to not have to ask more of YOU but our Plea from the Heart has to get out there as FAR & WIDE as possible and YOU really are the greatest support we have to make this happen.

As you know we are prevented from doing this for ourselves because we have been gagged, making us reliant on the GOODWILL of others to HELP US HELP OUR SON. If ONLY we could be out there in the Media named and seen as the real people we are, so devastated by this heartbreak and injustice, our SON could be benefiting from the vast sums of Public generosity and publicity that other human suffering is thankfully attracting.

  • ALL you have achieved and in such a short space of time shows that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE, we have YOU to THANK for that, so please be OUR VOICE by HELPING and SUPPORTING others to do what our SON really needs them to do for him and to help so many more.

Your KINDNESS and GENEROSITY means everything to us and YOUR heartfelt comments and messages of support believing in us and what we are doing are ALL so uplifting.

We know the Media do not choose to be gagged either and all credit to them when they do find ways to expose what goes on in these secret courts and long may that continue for the freedom of ALL Families everywhere.

PLEASE. PLEASE, PLEASE send out our LINK, EMAILS & UPDATES and put on FACEBOOK to share & TWITTER to retweet, using ALL possible creative ways you can think of to get OUR PLEA out there as FAR & WIDE as YOU can, for Our SON, Our Family and for the sake of so many others.

~ The MORE we raise and the QUICKER we do, the SOONER we can do what Our SON needs us to ~

♥ THANK YOU so very much for EVERYTHING you have and are CONTINUING to do to HELP get OUR SON his FREEDOM ♥

Update 1

HIS FAMILY who are really desperate for YOUR HELP

Nov. 1, 2019

WE ARE ON OUR WAY - ALL THANKS TO YOU - FOR MAKING OUR INITIAL TARGET POSSIBLE!

WOW! - YOUR heartfelt kindness and generosity has been TREMENDOUS, in less than 3 weeks YOU have achieved our INITIAL Target and moved us on to our STRETCH Target - we really cannot THANK YOU enough!

  • NOW we are on our way, with the chance to continue to raise more funds - with YOUR ongoing HELP and SUPPORT this can HAPPEN - the MORE we raise and the QUICKER we do, the SOONER we can do what Our SON needs us to.

The more you SHARE - the more HEARTS you touch with Our Plea - the easier it will be for us to bring HOPE to the LIVES of OTHERS also being made to languish in this way, or finding themselves at risk of having ‘institutional care’ forced upon them against their wishes.

  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE send out our EMAILS & UPDATES and put on FACEBOOK to share & TWITTER to retweet, using ALL possible creative ways to get Our Plea out there, as FAR & WIDE as YOU can.

YOU are turning our hopeful DREAM into a REALITY, so please encourage others to do the same! Shamefully this is happening to so many people who you are unlikely to ever hear about because when their Families try to help them they are gagged by court orders, which isolates them from others and makes them believe they are alone to suffer in silence.

  • All THANKS to YOU and the funds YOU have RAISED so far, this means we can NOW START the process: enabling our Lawyers to begin all necessary preparation work involved, including an initial review of relevant papers to establish the issues needing to be addressed; to find and make contact with the most appropriately qualified and experienced expert who is truly independent.

With YOUR ongoing HELP and SUPPORT to do ALL you possibly can to RAISE more funds, we will be able to CONTINUE this process: by instructing the expert who will be able to assess and report on whether Mum is (or ever has been) suffering any sort of personality disorder as alleged.

  • The more FUNDS we RAISE the more HOPE we can have, for the earliest possible successful outcome to END this process: for our Son to be given back his FREEDOM and the life he loved to live, which was never his choice to be taken from.

We have YOU to THANK for the future becoming so much more positive for us as a Family and for helping to make yet another Christmas looming seem more bearable for the 1st time in 5 years and ALL of this is down to YOUR tremendous encouragement and belief in what we are doing for Our SON.

♥ THANK YOU so very much for EVERYTHING you have & are CONTINUING to do to HELP get OUR SON his FREEDOM ♥

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