About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

David Marsland to recommend sterilisation for abusing parents

Social workers should be able to recommend irreversible sterilisation for parents who abuse their children, according to a top academic.

Professor David Marsland, emeritus scholar of sociology and health sciences at Brunel University and professorial research fellow in sociology at the University of Buckingham, claims sterilisation is the only way to prevent abusers from continuing to harm their children.

Marsland will defend his controversial views during a live debate on BBC Radio 4's Iconoclasts tomorrow at 8pm.

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