Public utilities have started to take children for debts

Wednesday summed up the first year of a hotline for families who lost their children by the decision of the guardianship.It turned out that the contingent as compared with Soviet times has changed greatly.Previously, children taken away from the lazy and drunkards, but today most of the "unscrupulous parents" - a victim of the financial crisis and the unfavorable economic situation in regionah.V Wednesday summed up the first year of a hotline for families who lost their children by the decision of the guardianship.It turned out that the contingent as compared with Soviet times has changed greatly.Previously, children taken away from the lazy and drunkards, but today most of the "unscrupulous parents" - a victim of the financial crisis and unfavorable economic conditions in the regions.

example, a cleaner station in bottom of the Pskov region has lost a five-month baby due to the fact that his salary is 6 thousand. Rub.I could not make the repairs in the apartment.The apartment is hers, like most reside

nts of the bottom, has no running water, toilet and is located in a two-story house with amenities on the street.This prompted the authorities to decide custody of the child's inability to stay with her mother.

Generally, utility services - is a separate conversation.As it turned out, to the guardianship of late "signals fed" is the utility - this is a new way to deal with defaulters.The scheme is simple.For example, a family of Muscovites Kuznetsov in 2008, remained destitute: from the crisis of the family's father lost his job.A few months later he found a job, but wages there was four times less than the previous.A Kuznetsov Sr. on the salary had to feed his wife and five children.As a result of a debt for utility services in the amount of 200 thousand. Rubles for two years.Public utilities applied to the guardianship authorities with a proposal to take away from the Kuznetsov children and keep them in a children's home as long as Kuznetsov senior does not pay the entire debt.guardianship bodies immediately drew up a report on the "financial insolvency" and temporarily seized children from the family.Began litigation.If Kuznetsova in the next couple of months did not pay the debt, they will be deprived of parental rights, and even evicted from the apartment into the room in a communal apartment.

In general, as noted by the representative of the Children's League Sergey Sirotin, financial well-being of Russians despite the loud statements by the President does not improve.In the mid-1990s, according to this indicator, Russia was on the 73 th place in the world.Now - 71 m.And this despite the fact that oil prices and revenues over the past decade have increased several times.

idea to create a parent hotline arose after the last in late 2009 on the initiative of the association "The protection of the family and children" hearings in the State Duma.In the telephone number (8-965-202-20-28) sit two volunteers.For each call human rights activists carried out the proceedings, provide legal and financial assistance.Only here to help very few people can: the local authorities refuse to help, and "mother's capital remains a fiction," says the coordinator of the hotline Marina Ozhegova.Since last year, benefits for large families pay to the federal and regional budgets, which shell out only at 100 - 300 rubles.per month for each child.This is despite the fact that spending per orphans from 100 thousand. Up to 1 million rubles.per year from the state money is.And to the children that money is almost not reach, in most cases they are "for the repair of the building", that is, all the same utilities.

Such a system, according to human rights activists, leading to corruption, because the money in the "orphan" sphere spinning a lot - every year in Russia take away from their parents and is transmitted to the children's home about 120 thousand children.

"Unfortunately, not yet in the history of Russia a single case to the guardianship of employees for unlawful acts prosecuted. When the media make a fuss, they just return the children to the place. Because of this, the employees of the guardianshipfeel their impunity "- said Marina Ozhegova.

sometimes reaches the point of absurdity.That's what history has told chairman of the Committee "For Civil Rights" Andrei Babushkin: "On the night of 11 of January 12, I come to the police station, there sat two dozen teenagers, all in white sneakers The police say." We were given a tip-off that the fans have conspiredcome together to share in white sneakers.So, who was at the center in white sneakers, we have all been detained. "By morning, people 18 to go home, and two were minors. They were taken to the hospital as" children made homeless. "

And to the parents of minors, police sent representatives of the guardianship- let them explain how their children are in a bad day turned out to be near the Manege Square and even in white sneakers

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