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In today's world.....What if?




We, in the NCHR, deeply regret the suffering caused to all the children who have been taken into care unnecessarily and placed in foster homes. We also extend our sympathy to their parents and relatives. Christmas time is Family time. However, in many cases, the social services in the Nordic countries refuse contact during Christmas between the children in public care and their families.


On Sunday 27 November 2005 Swedish state television (SvT2) showed the documentary "Stolen Childhood"in whichit was reported that about 100 000 Swedes have at some point in their lives lived in children's homes. Many of those people's lives today are still affected by their childhood experiences. The TV-documentary has now resulted in the Swedish government promising an official inquiry into the serious allegations made against the child-care institutions.
"The State must make an unconditional apology to those former children's home children" said Social Services Minister Morgan Johansson.

The NCHR is pleased that the Swedish government is to launch an investigation into the conditions for the former children's home children, but if the investigation is to have any relevance at all, it must include the conditions for the children in foster care today. It is high time that children's Human Right to their parents and parents' and relatives' Human Rights to their children (European Convention on Human Rights and fundamental freedoms, Article 8) should be respected by the authorities in the Nordic countries.

Warmest Christmas and New Year greetings

Ruby Harrold-Claesson












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