Welcome to the Fassit UK (Families and Social Services Information Team) Website.
|The Families and Social Services Information
Fassit was founded in 2005. A non-governmental voluntary organisation independent of Local Authority Social Services Departments.
NEW-Abolish Forced Adoption!! My name is Ian Josephs. Articles by Ian Josephs. Read here.
Child removal as Class War by Katherine Perlo. Read here published by Fassit 16-10-2013. The Family Procedure Rules 22 April 2014 will come into force for all family proceedings, including adoption proceedings. The Children and Families Act 2014 .
Fassit provides a website containing information and advice for families with children experiencing frustration in working with Social Services in Child protection Proceedings. Initially a organisation looking to change views over the legitimacy and ethics of ‘forced adoption’ the organisation has grown to encompass support for individuals at any point in the investigative processes operated by Children's Social Services.
Fassit are trying to protect all children where massive legal resources and support can be better used on keeping children at home with their families and not completely wasted on unnecessary court proceedings. [Children in care cost the taxpayer an average of £2,500 per child, per week-more than four times what it would cost to send a child to Eton.
Channel 4 Profiting From Kids In Care]
Fassit are finding that social workers are removing hundreds of children from innocent parents each year through sheer incompetence and organisational failure what could best be described as blatant discrepancies between the evidence presented at Court by expert witnesses (social services; health; education etc.) and the actual events or material facts of the case.
We do not condone any action by any individual that threatens the safety, wellbeing or emotional development of a child, this includes actions taken by Social Services Departments, Local Education Authorities, Child and Adolescent Health Services and Local Authorities.
Where our views diverge from the prevailing political and statutory services view is in the belief that many of the problems we, as a society, face today are avoidable if social care agencies were given proper funding and were scrutinised more and held accountable for their methods and actions.
The health and welfare of families, children and young people is not something that can be made ‘cost effective’ – the benefits of intervention are most often long term and the savings, in the long run, are less crime and more productive individuals with health pro-social skills.
Fassit's belief is that the role of Social Services as providers of social care is incompatible with the duties they discharge as investigators of alleged or likely abuse. There is no separation of powers, indeed many social services departments have dispensed with specialist child protection teams in favour of multi-tasking roles for individual social workers. Families are increasingly being faced not with allegations of abuse but of the potential to abuse, how such potential is quantified remains a complete mystery.
From its early days Fassit has campaigned against ‘forced adoption’ where there is no recourse, in law, to return children home after an adoption order is granted if the grounds for the adoption are found not to have existed. Such situations do occur and on a more regular basis than social services would want the general public to know.
If social care agencies continue along the road of being seen as indifferent, unapproachable and ‘out of control’ then you can be assured that families will withdraw from any attempt to seek help with their problems.
The Fassit website passed a record 12,000,000 hits in the first eight months of this 2012. The continued growth of the site shows that the information and quality of our website resonates with a good number of people. Thanks again for making the site such a great success. Stats for Jan-Aug 2012
NEW - Contested Adoption - The Social Engineering of Families (Negotiating stigma and social exclusion) By ADELE AMI SANDERS
Note: The government announced major reforms to the family justice system.