Norwegian Officials Steal Another Baby From His Loving Parents

July 19, 2017

Photo from Steven Bennet’s Facebook page


By Steven Bennett

Norwegian couple, Sylvia (44) and Trond Rikard Ensby (40) thought that they would get some help when they stayed at a mother’s home in Norway, but instead, Norway’s Child Welfare System, barnevernet took away their precious baby boy, because he didn’t pass the baby IQ test.

The parents are a wonderful couple – AND ARE NOT criminals! There have a wonderful family around them as well, including Ruth, a heart broken grandmother who so dearly misses her only grandchild.

The court of appeal has now ruled that this mother and father will not see their precious baby boy again and their son has now been put up for adoption, without any of his relatives being considered.

There’s absolutely nothing in Sylvia’s history that says she had been diagnosed as mentally retarded. This is serious negligence in the system.

And, this is just one sick example that shows how Norway’s Child Welfare System, barnevernet is truly an evil, remorseless, oppressive, dysfunctional, child and family destroying system of terror!
Trond Rikard Ensby commented:

“Even though we were prepared, it was a shock to get the verdict, for us it is incomprehensible. The first few days after the sentence, I felt completely empty. The entire experience has been very tough, but we’ve been in it.”

Sylvia and Trond Rikard Ensby’s lawyer, Marie Sølverud is working on an appeal to the Supreme Court, and if necessary, they will proceed to the European Court of Human Rights. “We have nothing to lose and we must try all possibilities for our son’s sake.”

The couple’s lawyer, Marie Sølverud also states:
“It’s a very serious, sad and wrong judgment. The case will be appealed. I think it is hard to say anything about how the Supreme Court is going to deal with the matter. If it’s necessary, we will appeal to the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights).”

In the lawyer’s opinion, she strongly responded to the fact that the court did not take into account the reports of two expert psychologists, who believe the child should be returned to the parents.
Welcome to the Brave New World of Norway!
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My thoughts:

First, I would like to thank Steven Bennett for his unending battle to educate all of us about the evil Barnevernet (Norwegian Child Welfare Services). Steven is a Christian who lives in Austria and has become one of the best authorities on this subject outside of Norway.

Second, As events like this happen in Norway on a daily basis, I can’t say I’m surprised. Each new case, however, makes the Norwegian situation more horrific. As Steven has noted, this is evil, plain and simple.

Third, I saw Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, standing behind President Trump at the recent G-20 summit. It was a little over a year ago that an online protest about the Barnevernet ended up on Ms. Solberg’s FB page. Hundreds of complaints were “voiced” and continued to pour in until the post was completely deleted. It was a conversation that got a bit heated but it should have been allowed to remain as many articulated their feelings about the NCWS. The Leaders of Norway know the problem. It remains to be seen if enough Norwegians and pressure from outside of Norway will be able to end these evil decisions.

Last, I wish my Norwegian friends to know that they are in my prayers. The two Norwegian situations that I have followed here, Ken’s and Amy’s, remain unresolved. Both stories are tragic and are representative of so many other sad stories coming out of a country that is supposed to be “one of the happiest places to live.” For those of you who followed Nadia and Caspian’s story here, they are doing very well and Caspian is thriving in the presence of his loving mother.

Chris Reimers

SOURCE (The story as it appears on Steven Bennett’s Facebook page)


NAZI-LIKE BEHAVIOR CONTINUES IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES

March 8, 2017

Written by Steven Bennett
Request made to post by Trine Anette Ophaug

This story has all the hallmarks of “confirmation bias”, with a good possibility of a false diagnosis in Norway to start with – which has led to the brutal and terrifying treatment of this family over the years.

Norway’s Child Welfare Services/System (NCWS), barnevernet, took Liv Benthe’s precious daughter Magdalena 14 years ago.

NCWS allow Liv Benthe only six supervised visitations with Magdalena each year, but now that has been reduced to four with no explanation. Liv Benthe is in Norway at the moment as she is due to visit her daughter again.

Magdalena is going to court because she desperately wants to go home to her mother. She also would love to go to her grandmother’s 70th birthday party on Saturday, but sadly, her foster parents and NCWS will not let her.

Liv Benthe moved with her husband to Denmark because they could not afford to buy a house in Norway.

On 7 July 2016, Denmark’s Child Welfare Services/System (DCWS), familieavdeling, took Liv Benthe’s newborn baby Johanna, using her past history, and the good possibility of a wrong diagnosis being made many years before in Norway.

One of the main charges against her is that she is retarded.

A friend of mine who studied psychology and who knows Liv Benthe, commented:

“Liv Benthe comes across as an intelligent, caring, and loving mother and wife – whose human rights have been very seriously violated by child welfare authorities from both Norway and Denmark!

She thinks very clearly, accurate and detailed and remembers every little detail even years ago – all the dates, names, millions of details on the things done wrong to her and her loved ones/ family, all through her life, which makes it hard to believe that NCWS was right in their diagnosis in the first place.”

Liv Benthe has Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). Her Husband and the father of Johanna, Egil Olai also has this complaint.

This could well be a serious mistake made by doctors at the beginning. Patients with this diagnosis can often come across as mildly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol, of which she has been accused of taking. She asks them to test her on any or everyday, just so that she can clear her name, but they don’t believe her or perform the tests.

Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) is also often confused with and diagnosed as a mental illness.

Because of this, they are treated like “Untermenschen”, having all their rights taken away with regards to their own children.

When Liv Benthe gave birth to Johanna, her husband wasn’t even allowed to support her or be with her in the delivery room. They also sterilised Liv Benthe during C-section surgery, WITHOUT her permission and without telling her or her husband in advance!

Baby Johanna has had six seizures already and been hospitalised every time – the doctors won’t listen to Johanna’s mother and instead just say they can’t figure out what it is.

The first seizure Johanna had came just hours after birth, which is typical of Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). Even the foster family want a test done but DCWS will not listen.

The longer that DCWS choose not to act, the more danger this puts Johanna in.

Liv Benthe was diagnosed at first in Norway with a psychiatric disorder, instead of Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). This led to a lot of medication being prescribed, that led to a worsening of her physical and mental health, which was the reason given why Norway’s CWS took Magdalena in the first place, and consequently, Johanna being taken by Denmark’s CWS.

This looks very much like a catalogue of errors starting from a false premise, and the outcome has been ongoing torture for this family.

Even their new lawyer has commented that Denmark cannot take children from non-Danish citizens.

This family desperately need favour from witnesses, and the judge, as well as from DCWS.

The court case is at the end of March. Please spare a thought and pray for this precious family – for reunification and for the terrorizing of this family to stop!

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My comment:

I would like to thank Steven and Trine for their concern for this family. The good Samaritan didn’t just walk by. The least we can do is speak out for these families who are having children ripped from their arms by Nordic country “Protective Services.” We have entered the 21st century and the world appears to be going crazy. I thought mankind was supposed to progress with all of our “know how” and technology. In any case, I am not surprised by man’s cruelty to his fellow man as the Bible predicts this type of behavior will increase as we approach the time of Jesus’ second coming. We are getting closer to that wonderful day with every minute that passes.
I don’t know if I will see that awesome day in my lifetime, but all indications suggest that it is possible. May God bless my Norwegian friends who are fighting against an organization within their own country that is supposed to “protect children.”

Chris Reimers


The National Notice of Concern

September 28, 2016

norway-national-notice-of-concernThe situation within Norwegian Child Protection Services

This Notice, addressed to the Minister of The Department for Children, Equality and Inclusion, has been signed by more than 200 professionals; about. 30 Psychologists, 50 Lawyers, a number GP’s and other Health Workers including Child Protection Officers, Expert Witnesses and University Professors.

A number of professionals due to career reasons, do not wish to officially state their support. The current situation within Norwegian Child Welfare Services and System gives rise to profound concerns. As professionals and responsible citizens we consider ourselves accountable for clearly warning as follows: Under the current laws and practice in Norway an unknown number of children are suffering due to incompetence and abuse by authorities.

As a society we should no longer accept the prevailing situation. Our opinion is that it requires mobilisation of a stronger commitment among all dealing with the challenges facing Norwegian Child Welfare Services/System (our abbreviation NCWS). This applies to child welfare professionals, politicians, media and the general social debate. We all have to ensure that children and their families are not exposed to breaches of their human rights caused by incompetence or decision making processes within welfare and care organisations. This is especially so, given that these same organisations are meant to create welfare and care of actual needs.

An increasing number of professionals in interaction with NCWS are increasingly understanding that the system, in many situations, falls short of promoting the interest of children, and that there is a need for comprehensive changes. Experience suggests that initiatives so far being launched or planned are insufficient or inadequate. Ministers and department heads have promoted changes, but obviously this is not enough.

We would prefer having confidence in the professional expertise and discretionary decisions of the NCWS, and that these would help ensuring well founded actions and decisions. Similarly, we would like to believe that the legal rights of children and families are being maintained by the courts and their expert witnesses. Professionals, who have examined individual cases, all too often discover a completely different reality.

We know that there are many cases, where statutory services have had to intervene in family conflicts and take over the care of children. Many NCWS offices address this extremely demanding task in the best way possible. At the same time we regularly observe examples, where NCWS appears to be a dysfunctional organisation performing erroneously with subsequent serious consequences.

We observe cases where NCWS is failing to recognize obvious child abuse and serious lack of care within families. Thus they do not act timely with adequate interventions, which might have saved children from an unacceptable life situation. In such circumstances developing and agreeing on better methods of assessment will help children, suffering due to lack of care, getting adequate help quickly.

On the other hand there are cases where the NCWS transfer children from their homes based upon very weak evidence, characterised by speculative interpretation, disagreement between assessments and conclusions, and missing quality of measures that might otherwise have brought about change.

A serious matter is the lack of legal rights for families resulting from the close link between many expert psychologists and the NCWS. NCWS is their principal and employer, and frequently engages the same psychologists for assessments of the same case, as initially related to sanctioning emergency decisions to take over child care. When the parents appeal decisions to county boards and onwards through the court system, they learn that the NCWS has appointed the same expert witnesses as in earlier parts of the proceedings.

For the experts these are well paid assignments, and many professionals have these child protection cases as their only source of income. Thus the assigned expert witnesses may easily prefer to state expert opinions that support decisions already taken by the NCWS. Thus we encounter a situation of serious conflict of interest, which may constitute impaired legal protection of the vulnerable families involved in NCWS decisions.

When expert witnesses submit their reports and give evidence in the Courts, we often see that the observational basis upon which they report is very weak. Hence, their assessments are easily weak and abstract. Nevertheless, statements by experts appointed by the NCWS are given excessive emphasis when presented in court.

Judges are frequently entrusting the decision to be made to the expert witnesses. In some cases the biological parents have sufficient financial resources to appoint their own expert witnesses to study their case. In these cases judges appear to place less emphasis on these alternative conclusions.
Witness statements from privately appointed experts are not given the same status as those made by experts appointed by statutory services. Far too often we observe that biological parents, without sufficient financial resources, do not have any chance of a fair hearing when faced with a large and powerful statutory service. Consequently, we see that once decisions have been based upon weak observations and unverified interpretations, they are applied through all levels of the legal system.

On the basis of the portrayed representation above we contend that care arrangement decisions in an unknown number of cases fails at all professional and legal levels, and that devised safeguard mechanisms do not function as intended. For the families concerned the consequences are serious. Immigrant families are particularly vulnerable –they lose their children without opportunity to understand Norwegian culture, such as e.g. the Norwegian zero tolerance for physical punishment in child rearing. Many immigrants have grown up with physical punishment through generations, and they sincerely believe this to be in the best interest of their child.

Trust, respect and dialogue are most necessary tools in order to change what in Norway is considered unacceptable child raising violence. In the absence of these tools, a crisis of confidence between the NCWS and minority groups will emerge. We have closely observed this situation in many Norwegian municipalities. When conveying the explicit Norwegian view of success and failure in building good child care, a more self-critical stance is needed. At the same time, in Norway we need to develop increased insight into specific expressions of emotional attachment and care, as these are exposed in other cultures.

At times there is a shocking disagreement between the competencies found within the Local NCWS and its power, which this public institution is authorized to exert over families. It is hard to envisage any other area in our society where public service interferes so radically in people’s private lives.

Today’s situation shows that many of the functions and services of NCWS are not functioning at a standard justifying its use of power. Within NCWS examples show that authoritarian and closed systems/cultures are nurtured, thus exposing children and vulnerable families with the risk of being abused by community decisions. Legal protection in Norway is challenged, when the voices of children and vulnerable families stand minor chances of being heard.

Hardship is felt particularly strongly by families having insignificant financial or social resources to initiate their own legal case, and promote this through the legal system. A naive belief held by many is that NCWS protects all children in the best possible way, and that the checks and balances built into the system are adequate.
Unfortunately, this reinforces a sense of powerlessness felt by those children and families, who experience the opposite.

Oslo, June 2015

Einar C. Salvesen
Gro Hillestad Thune
Elvis Nwosu
Thea Totland
Nina Witoszhek
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steven-bennettI found this Notice of Concern posted by one of my Facebook friends this week. Steven Bennett is a Christian man who has researched the Barnevernet thoroughly. He is a well-known activist outside of Norway who is concerned about the problems facing citizens there. From Austria, he has mounted a tremendous effort to share the truth of the issue via social media. Not only has he researched this subject in-depth, he has shared words of truth and encouragement with many, and he has done it all in a Christian way.

Here is Steven at the Symposium in Vienna:


Steven Bennett – SECRETS and LIES – Inside Barnevernet, Norway’s CPS

May 20, 2016

I read parts of Mr. Bennett’s comments listed here the other day. Since everything that I have learned about Norway fits these statistics, I am re-posting this because I think what is written here is, unfortunately, true. I appreciate Mr. Bennett’s work on behalf of all of those who are suffering in “the most livable country on earth.” As I have learned more about the Norwegian CPS, I have begun to think that social workers have a quota, kind of like a salesman would have in a high pressure sales job. There are too many cases of all shapes and sizes, belief in God or atheism, and selections of folks in the weakest positions to defend themselves that have helped me come to this conclusion. Right or wrong on this opinion, Norway’s CPS is broken and needs fixing. Thank you, rodi, for posting this important article.

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Secrets and Lies,Inside Barnevernet (Norway's CPS) Photo Steven Bennett

A MUST READ ARTICLE, especially by everyone in NORWAY!

Steven Bennett:

A number of people in the Norwegian Government are a little concerned that Norway’s CPS, barnevernet is losing trust with its population. They are worried because they recognise that dealing with parents and children requires trust in the first place.

Hopefully, this post can help the Norwegian government understand why no one trusts barnevernet. In fact, many families live in fear with just the mention of the name barnevernet, especially those with young children or those who are still fighting to get their children back.

This is not an exclusive list, but it might be a good start with helping in the many up and coming debates regarding barnevernet that are planned in Norway. If Norway’s CPS wants trust, it needs to deal with these issues and change its ways radically first.

Barnevernet Says = (BS)

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