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Swedish mother Ann-Louise Valette and her two sons Frank Oliver Valette, 11, and Andre Nicholas Valette, 9 have been plastered all over the newspapers as being "abducted". A revealing article states that she was concerned about child sexual abuse that had not been substantiated.
Anyone who has gone through the courts and worked in this area knows that most cases of child sexual abuse are underreported and the chances of getting help to substantiate it in the middle of a family court battle are minimal - The police won't even go near it and child protection passes the buck saying that its family courts area.
Lawyers filter these things because they know legal aid finds protecting children "expensive". The facts are:
False Allegations of child abuse in the family court are as low as 5%
For years the Family Court has been systematically ignoring substantiated child abuse and domestic violence.
Family Violence and Child Sexual abuse are underreported.
Australia is one of the highest rate male dominated police force in the world. Since the "No Fault divorce", it is mainly mothers who are running with their children, Since the shared parenting bill, homicides increased by 14% in 2006.
There is no domestic violence homicide review team in Australia. Most mothers run with their children because of family violence and child abuse.
Update Dec 27:
We have received a request from the fathers family to discontinue this campaign. As it is a matter of public interest, we have included the message, facts and background as to why this petition is running. Our team has ensured this is thorough and accurate with links to reliable sources: http://anonymums.blogspot.com/search/label/Enforced%20Dissappearence
One other point to this, if the fathers family was genuinely concerned about the children's well being, why immediately issue a recovery order that would sever access to vital services such as hospitals, food, clothing and education?
Judicial abuse occurs when the effects of law itself are damaging to the person access to justice. In the most severe forms, Judicial abuse often occurs involving the most vulnerable members of our world: Children. For some time, judicial abuse has occurred across systems and mostly against mothers and children. Considering that it was not that long ago that both women and children were seen and not heard, just as things were improving it seemed as though humanity was finally valuing each and every prescious human life. Out in the public, such things would and do cause enough outrage for a sense of "natural justice". Away from the public eye, these human rights atrocities occur almost unseen and unheard like a thief in the night.
There are laws that prevent survivors from speaking out about their experiences. Whilst it is "for the children", children are not allowed to speak about the proceedings either. The media have written too few articles on the family court. To bring the case to the media, participants must seek permission from the court itself or face imprisonment. Controversially, fathers rights groups were allowed to heavily voice their stories of "no contact", "falsely accused of child abuse and domestic violence" and few were allowed to challenge that except in utilizing generalist terms and evidence based research. We are aware that most of these stories are not the case at all but are withheld by law to bring the public the truth.
In the process of seeking more time with children and promoting what appears to be the most noble cause, has entrenched the rights of mothers and children in their ability to seek safety from violence. Heads have been quoted in the media for stating that "family violence is our core business". The propaganda that is spread about the voices of children and their access to justice promotes the profitability in manufacturing child abuse and domestic violence. They can do something about it, but it is not within their best economical advantage to do so. This will continue until something is done.