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    Well, it is about time FaCS NSW moved into the 21st century and ceased having a totally inhumane policy re the seizing of children of people with a mental illness, particularly those parents who have experienced a psychotic episode, but are deemed by mental health professionals to pose no physical danger either to themselves or others. Schizophrenia has many causes and effects. The only evidence re a person’s mental illness and its cause presented to the Children’s court should be the evidence of professional mental health psychiatrists. Where there is a difference of opinion between FaCS and the treating Mental Health experts the children’s courts should only consider the evidence of the mental health professional.
    Similarly only the treating mental health psychiatrist should attest whether the person needs continuing medication, not a FaCS worker.


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