Justice for FACS Kids
This is an urgent campaign that has a wider interest in the long term. It concerns the removal of legal aid from a highly vulnerable group - disabled children. We need to get our Legal Aid restored before 20th December.
A petition has been set up by the parents of children involved in the group action against the 4th largest drug company in the world - Sanofi Aventis. Our children have Fetal Valproate Syndrome - a condition caused by being exposed to anti-convulsant used during pregnancy to control seizures.
At the 11th hour, and after 7 years and £3 million the Legal Services Commission have refused to fund the remaining £750,000 needed to fight the case, thereby denying these children (including mine) the right to present the evidence to a Judge and to the public.
Please sign this petition on behalf my son and the other chldren - we have until 20th December to get the legal aid reinstated.
Please forward to all your friends, facebook it, do what you can. This has implications for all other future cases - it is a test case and if it can happen to these children, then it can happen to anyone.
Also see the following link including responses to arguments against the reinstatement.