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Shocked by powers of social services

MagazineOctober 2001 (Vol. 12 Issue 7)Shocked by powers of social services

I was horrified at the suggestion in your Viewpoint column (WDDTY vol 12 no 4) that a child could be taken away from his/her parents by social services for not having them vaccinated and for other 'unorthodox' practices

I was horrified at the suggestion in your Viewpoint column (WDDTY vol 12 no 4) that a child could be taken away from his/her parents by social services for not having them vaccinated and for other 'unorthodox' practices. Were there exceptional circum

As a father of three children who have never been vaccinated and grandfather of eight, it is unbelievable that social services have the authority to remove children from the care of their parents for not conforming to such hideous practices.

My children were brought up on dietary principles, and their ailments were treated in that way. I resisted doctors' suggestions to remove tonsils or the appendix, and they all had healthy and happy childhoods, as are my grandchildren, the eldest being 20. D Yiend, Rickmansworth, Herts........


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