— Families fleeing the UK —

A source for free dramatic story material for filmmakers and journalists

In years to come, writers may refer back to an era when the only country in Europe from which families were fleeing, or wanted to flee, in great numbers to prevent their children or babies upon birth being seized by the State was the UK. They may also note with interest that this terrible travesty was done in the name of 'child protection'.

This is a collection of dramatic stories of families and pregnant women, who have fled from the UK in the hope of preventing the 'child protection service' from seizing their children.

The stories have been compiled by the volunteers of the family help network, Ectopia, in Ireland. Many have already been covered by Irish, British, European and international media, mainly television, but all, including new and those hitherto unpublished, are freely available for journalists and documentary makers.

Latest news

Eugene Soifertis, Russian concert pianist living in London, is on hunger strike outside the Ministry of Justice in London in protest against Medway Council in London removing his 13 year old son and placing him in foster for the second time.

According to Eugene, Medway Council has threatened him with imprisonment should he go ahead with this action.

There is an attempt to present information not revealed either by Medway or the family court which authorized the removal of his son in a documentary in 'Let my son come home' below.

The stories

Psychobabble or fairytale?

Let my son come home.

The ones that get away.

Latvian family flees through Ireland.

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Suggestions for new stories.

See the stories already screened and published.

Contact us at ed-ectopia@live.ie

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