- Family and Education
Italy: The Angels and Demons investigation on family custody in Emilia (northern Italy). The evidence against social workers is extremely serious, which has led to an obsessive search for abuse and mistreatment with shocking discoveries, such as the existence of a network of officials, priests, and police who collaborate in abuse. These episodes reveal that the government custody service holds enormous power, and that there is an obsessive ideological framework at work – as for example in entrusting children to the care of lesbian couples. The left in Emilia and the Democratic Party (PD) that governs the Emilia-Romagna region seems to not to have noticed, even though for years it has praised the family custody system.