Trafficked: Child Stealing by the State—Part 1

In Uganda, a young woman is forced into an arranged marriage with a much older man. A daughter is born. The young mother seeks to escape the confines of the relationship and culture, but becomes ensnared in just one of the many trafficking rings that exist worldwide. Her journey of abuse and dark rooms eventually brings her to the United Kingdom, where she is rescued by kindly people and caring agencies.

She is given official sanctuary. She stabilises and studies to start to build a new life in a strange land. She works to improve her English. She studies law. Helped by the UK Government and charitable support agencies, she is thrilled to be able to get her young daughter to be with her in the UK. After an emotional reunion, mother and daughter can begin to rebuild their loving relationship.

A casual relationship leads to a pregnancy, which in turn leads to contact with British social services. Far from being offered protection for her, her daughter and her unborn child, she is ensnared once again by the UK’s social services and family court racket. A web of lies turns the vulnerable trafficking survivor into the guilty mother, charged with being a risk to her own children. She fights, and is helped by her partner—a man who could have just walked away.

In the secret courts, the judgement is without a jury, public witnesses or the press. The verdict is cold, callous, damning and final. The little girl is taken, and a son is torn away from her at birth. Welcome to the United Kingdom, a state that engages in child stealing. The young innocent lives are given to be adopted by parents chosen by the state.

Meet Sam Nass: a woman who has suffered much, but who is prepared to start telling her story, so that others may know some of the realities of international trafficking and the lies and hypocrisy of the UK’s child protection system. Reassured by a trusted friend out of sight as she speaks, Sam shows enormous courage in this video interview, revealing the personal traumas she has experienced at the hands of traffickers and in the family courts. Even so, she ends by still being able to speak up for the good people in this great country. She is a remarkable woman who deserves to be heard.

Minor audio edits have been made to Sam Nass' testimony for legal reasons.

Part 2 is here.