Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shocking Story!

" Fat Family' Children Taken from Parents" ** See the article below my comments...

If this had happened in Canada, it would have meant that me and my sisters should have been taken away at birth too, as my own mother weighed over 250 pounds when giving birth to us!
The British authorities should keep there f***'ing hands out of private family matters. What the british government should be doing is sending a social worker, dietitian to the home and work with the PARENTS to teach them proper eating habits!
The parents need to set an example...! yes true... but they, the government, should protect the children that are getting sexually abused and or battered... not because they don't know how to eat right!
Arrgh.. so wrong of them to take away their children!
Education is this case in this key!
*What do you think about this story? please fill free to add your comments here on my blog...

12:01pm UK, Thursday October 22, 2009

Kirsty Donald, Sky News Online

" Fat Family' Children Taken from Parents" - Seven children, including a newborn baby, have been taken from their overweight parents and put into care because of concerns over their welfare.

'Fat family' from Dundee

Some of the children, who cannot be identified, also have weight problems

The family from Dundee was split up by social workers following a meeting of the Children's Panel.

The youngsters include a girl born earlier this week at the city's Ninewells Hospital and taken from the arms of her 322 pound mother shortly afterwards.

The 40-year-old woman and her 53-year-old husband, who weighs around 252 pounds, have not been named to protect the identity of their children.

Two of their kids, aged three and four, were taken into care earlier this year.

Now the other five, including the newborn and a 13-year-old boy who is said to weighs 224 pounds, have been taken from their parents.

The local authority insisted it was not its policy to remove children from their family home solely on the basis of weight problems.

Councils will always act with the welfare and safety of children in mind and there can be many reasons for action being taken.

Dundee City Council spokesman

But the family's solicitor Kathleen Price has previously claimed obesity was the main reason for the children being taken from their parents.

She said the couple had not been given a fair hearing and had been "victimised".

A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: "Any decision about a child's situation is given full and careful consideration.

"In many cases social workers will have been providing a high level of professional and caring support to a family for many years in a bid to keep them together.

"However, the welfare and safety of a child or children is the over-riding priority and in some cases, despite the strenuous efforts of the agencies providing this support, the best option is for them to be looked after away from their home.

"Councils will always act with the welfare and safety of children in mind and there can be many reasons for action being taken."

1 comment:

Sophie said...

If that is true it is horrendous but I wouldn't take the story at face value given where it was published. The British tabloid press makes the National Enquirer look tame.