Father’s Facebook Video Calling For Social Services Reform Goes Viral

Researching Reform

A father whose daughter was taken from him by social services, but was later reunited after fighting for her in court, has uploaded a Facebook video calling for an investigation into forced adoption. 

The Facebook live video showed the father protesting outside council offices in Grays. The video attracted an astounding 25,000 views.

So who was behind the footage?

Dad, Jack Barnes, who calls himself a child rights campaigner and goes by the hashtag #scousemegaphoneman, a nod to his own personal brand of campaigning in which he uses a megaphone to amplify his protests.

Jack’s daughter was taken away from him by social services at Thurrock Council in 2012. After an intense ten months in court fighting for her return, he was eventually reunited with his daughter and is now campaigning for Thurrock Council to reform its social services department.

Keen to look at the problems within social work…

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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