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The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Ectopia: From Ancient Greek: ektopios - away from a place, out of place, out of the way.


Ectopia is not a commercial enterprise and is run by volunteers. Many families however need complex legal support and a large amount of documentation, for dealing with both Social Services and the courts. This can result in preventing their children being seized.

We recommend a small number of lay advocates who can carry out this task. This can require days and night of work, which no one can expect to be done freely. What they charge is far less than the fees the legal professional would demand. Only the families who stay together as a result can say if this was worthwhile.

Coming shortly!

An online conference to examine Ireland's child protection practices. Sessions on dangerous trends in Ireland's child protection practices, the secret family courts run by Social Services, conflict of interest in the expert witness and fostering industries, and refugee families fleeing to Ireland from the UK.

Read about it here.

Having trouble with a public body?

Are you aware of a conflict of interest?

Did any of the parties in your case have a potential conflict of interest? Did the social worker or other 'expert' who performed the parental assessment previously work for the LA? Did they, or do they, work for a company that also owns an adoption or fostering agency?

We are also looking for parents who have undergone a residential assessment or mother and baby fostering placement, where the foster carer took part in the assessment.

You may just need help to fight back. See link above.

Contact us at ed-ectopia@live.ie

Media coverage of the help network

See the new Sharon Grace video below.

Exposure of the network helping families fleeing from UK Social Services went global on Monday March 23 as Russia Today aired documentary. See below also.

Channel 4 documentary about the network which helps parents flee with their children from UK Social Services.
BBC Panorama. Please don't take our child.
RTE Prime Time features parents fleeing from the UK.
BBC Radio 4 Face the facts. Forced Adoption and the Mums on the Run.
Ian Josephs on why parents should flee and the reader poll agreeing with him.
BBC - Families flee UK to avoid forced adoption.
BBC - Full version of Families flee UK.
ITV News parents flee to Ireland over forced adoption.
RTE Radio. Forced adoptions.
Christopher Booker in The Telegraph with a success story as parents recover their daughter.
ITV documentary. Don't Take My Child.
Christopher Booker responds to the ITV documentary.
BBC Inside Out Forced Adoptions Feb 2015. Short version.
BBC Inside Out Forced Adoptions Feb 2015. Full version.
The full shocking Taking Baby Jack video shot secretly.
Refugees from the UK with Ian Josephs and Brian Rothery.
The highly controversial feature length documentary 'Traffic' which was temporarily suppressed by injunction.
Russia Today Forced Adoption documentary.
The Sharon Grace project video.
Mums on the run to France with John Hemming.

The help network was also featured on the BBC Breakfast Show and Today and on BBC 5. Since then on Czech National Radio and in a number of British and Irish newspapers.

Several programmes and documentaries, including some by foreign media, are planned or underway.

We are grateful that the media coverage has been kind to us. We are also very pleased that the Daily Mirror reader poll shows such overwhelming support from the public. The state and Social Services may have the power of the law on their sides but we are succeeding in the court of public opinion, especially in the hearts and minds of families. If you want to help these families by becoming a Good Samaritan or a McKenzie Friend, contact us below. If you want to help the families with a donation see below also.

Main site menu

Parents fleeing UK Social Services.
Essential requirements before travelling to Ireland.
You have 9 months to plan to keep your baby.
Was your child taken because you were in care?
Representing yourself as litigant in person.
Sending a message to your lost child.
Can you ever go home for a visit?
Children prescribed drugs by psychiatrists.
The persecution strategies used by Social Services against parents.
Conflict of interest in Social Services exposed .
British writer Ben Capel on Social Services.
Families against the state - model for resistance.

Other links

Adopt a family
Warning about the Jeremy Kyle Show
Ireland beware!
See new image for British Social Services.

To donate by Paypal or other means, click HERE.

Related web sites

The rallying point.
The Sharon Grace project.

Contact us at ed-ectopia@live.ie

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