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the Fran Lyon case: "Mother-to-be flees as social workers warn her they will take her baby away at birth"

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theUrbanDryad · 21/11/2007 12:30

i didn't realise she'd left Northumberland. Hopefully she'll have more luck in the Midlands!

i think some of those comments are a bit extreme; "No one could figure out why she had a tracheotomy..." is it really likely to be that relevant?

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theUrbanDryad · 21/11/2007 12:30

ah yes, a link would be useful

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Piffle · 21/11/2007 12:33

we know on mn why she has the tracheotomy, she explained it fully.
As if it's relevant... quite
Good luck Fran

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theUrbanDryad · 21/11/2007 12:34

Piffle - can you link me to that or was it deleted?

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StealthPolarBear · 21/11/2007 12:36

Let's hope this gives a chance to have the case looked at again.
My reaction to the comments was that they were extreme as well, on both sides of the fence. I think the comment about the tracheotomy was implying that it was evidence of her MS (???) - that's not my opinion by the way.

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Piffle · 21/11/2007 12:37

this thread here

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Piffle · 21/11/2007 12:38

frans post 12 Nov 20.05pm explains the tracheo

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Doodledootoo · 21/11/2007 12:39

Message withdrawn

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StealthPolarBear · 21/11/2007 12:40

true Doodle, I opened the thread expecting to learn she'd left the country and couldn't be located

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theUrbanDryad · 21/11/2007 12:44

dh txt me to say she'd "done a runner" didn't mean to be misleading with the thread title, was just quoting the headline...

it is the Daily Kneejerk, they have stupid headlines...

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Doodledootoo · 21/11/2007 12:46

Message withdrawn

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StealthPolarBear · 21/11/2007 12:46

no, i did realise you were quoting the headline, meant the story itself is over-sensationalised, sorry

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StealthPolarBear · 21/11/2007 12:47

have to say when i did think she was 'on the run' part of me thought "good"

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LadyVictoriaOfCakeThe2nd · 21/11/2007 12:50

you know, i didnt even realise she had a trachey, i just dont register these things as its normal to me.

i hope fran has a better time where she is now and can keep molly with her.

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theUrbanDryad · 21/11/2007 12:59

me too SPB, me too

Fran, if you're reading this GOOD LUCK!!! (i'm on the Facebook group too, so i'll keep my eyes open fr any news)

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Bouncingturtle · 21/11/2007 13:01

That poor, poor woman my heart goes out to her. The social workers involved in this case should be sacked and made to stand trial for attempted kidnap!!
But then what do you expect when they are relying on the soi disant research of Sir Roy Meadows, he is evil as far as I'm concerned

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LittleBella · 21/11/2007 16:18

I wouldn't blame her if she did "flee". I would too, if I were in this position.

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Hekate · 21/11/2007 18:45

I wish she had legged it. I'd be out of the country by now if I was in this situation. Poor poor woman.

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Elizabetth · 21/11/2007 18:55

The headline is a bit sensationalist, but it is accurate.

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expatinscotland · 21/11/2007 18:56

most people move all the time to be nearer support and family, particularly single parents.

more power to her!

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Doodledootoo · 21/11/2007 18:56

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sandybeach · 21/11/2007 19:16

Praying to God that the new Local Authority see sense and change the evil birth plan. Roy Meadows has A LOT to answer for. It's WRONG. Wrong worng wrong.

I too hoped that she had done a runner.

I think she is behaving incredibly under such circumstances and how she is conducting herself is testimony to her responsibily and ability to care for her baby.

It's terrible that she is being punished because she might do something. It's not even asking for "innocent until proven guilty". It's "innocent until you commit a crime" GRRRR...

Thinking of you Fran.

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Judy1234 · 21/11/2007 19:21

I think she'd have a legal right to leave the country. It's like Irish girls who try to go abroad to abort - been a few cases on that and I think usually they are allowed out. Someone should offer her their villa somewhere quiet for the first year if it looks like the Midlands social workers will follow the same plan.

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Elizabetth · 21/11/2007 19:25

"No it isn't. She didn't flee."

I thnk you said upthread that it was all above board which I totally agree with. The point I'm making is that it was the social workers' unreasonable actions that forced Fran Lyon to leave her home and move to a place with a different local authority.

I hope Fran encounters more supportive and reasonable social workers in her new home.

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meemar · 21/11/2007 19:28

The whole situation is appalling. It is beyond me that more is not being done to help her.

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meemar · 21/11/2007 19:32

Can you imagine being the person whose job it is to take that baby away after the birth

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