Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Renfrewshire Social Services & Frederick & Angela Jackson

This is a little off the wall but I thought I should hello to all my new visitors at Renfrewshire Social Services in Scotland.

I reported in November last year the recovery of two children from the United States by their Scottish mother, Angela Jackson after a three year search and legal fight. Unlike Molly Campbell/Misbah Rana's mother, Ms Jackson managed to deal with the emotional trauma of having your children taken and though it has taken it's physical and emotional toil on Angela, she never gave in.

So what I am going to report now causes me a great deal of personal disturbance about how the United Kingdom handles international child abduction cases.

I do hope that you find what you are looking for, however I understand as you are conducting such a very intensive investigation using my site that perhaps you will also be acting as diligently and energetically in obtaining the criminal and arrest records of Mr Frederick "Boom Boom" Jackson together with the US Social Services records concerning his two sons while they were abducted to the United States by him.

I'm particularly concerned at the claims that one of the children attempted suicide in the US, while Mr Jackson has a history of domestic violence - and yes, I am perfectly aware of the level of false allegations that are made in such cases but I understand that they come from his stepdaughter (now fortunately also back in Scotland).

I also have first hand evidence to provide in the matter of Jackson-v-Jackson, including testimony with regards to Mr Jackson's efforts to extort monies from his ex wife while in the US using the children.

I will also be testifying to the threats issued against myself and family by Mr Frederick "Boom Boom" Jackson of Mansfield Port, Texas.

It would appear that Sir Humphrey Appleby was entirely correct in his assertion that social services expand in response to the problems they create.

So why Renfrewshire Social Services has denied Ms Jackson and her sons the support they so desperately required while violating and acting in contempt of a Hague Convention order issued by Judge Migdalia Lopez demonstrates that here in the UK we have much progress to make in international child abduction matters.

The Hague Convention order is binding on the United Kingdom (and Scotland is still part of the Union) while the court order states very clearly that the children be given into the care of Ms Jackson, returned to Scotland and that this order shall remain in force until cancelled or modified by a Scottish court.

Allowing Boom Boom Jackson contact with his sons is right and proper, but now denying contact with Ms Jackson is inhumane and quite beggars belief. Ms Jackson and the children have been through an extraordinary ordeal, one which Molly Campbell/Misbah Rana's mother could not endure for 6 months yet Angela Jackson has fought for over 4 years and against outstanding odds managed to recover two abducted children, and the response of Renfrewshire Social Services...........shameful.


Angela said...

Angela Jackson and Louise Campbell deserve equal compassion and help, and for the same reasons. Both lost their children to bullying scofflaws. Both were denied the help they so desperately needed, whether it be Legal Aid or help from Social Services.

It is unfair, however to try to portray Angela as somehow stronger and braver than Louise, as your post implies. It is now known that Louise had no choice in her decision to drop her custody case as she was denied Legal Aid, and is left with a hefty legal bill to pay in Pakistan.

Remember too, that she was up against not only Sajad Rana, but her three older children, who were unspeakably cruel towards their mother in public, and her main crime in their eyes seemed to be that she was no longer a Muslim. Sajad Rana and his (influenced) offspring have been grinding this poor soul down for years, not just the past six months.

These women deserved all the help and support our public services could throw at them, and the sheer apathy shown towards them and the fate of these kids, UK nationals, is a disgrace.

Emily's Dad said...

Angela - I agree with you entirely, I am not in any shape or form attempting to portray Louise as weaker nor Angela as stronger, the effect on parents who are left behind is devastating in a way that only those who experience it can truly understand.

One point I do make however, is that the trauma for fathers is exactly the same as for a mother - there is no difference. Parents who are placed in this situation need help and support and this matter is of such low priority that it is not available to British parents whose children are taken abroad.

You obviously know a great deal regarding Louise Campbell and her personal situation with her ex-husband, and I would like to help.

Kindly contact me at KarlHindle@aol.com.