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Originally posted by Ulala
reply to post by Finn1916
This is them.
The local council has spent over £100,000 on this family over the years, dealing with all their various "issues". £100,000 ... and that doesn't even include the costs of their social security benefits too.
God help any poor child born to that woman ... for it surely lost the lottery of life at conception.
Now in a desperate bid to get them to lose weight, the authority has taken the unprecedented step of putting the family ‘out to tender’ by offering a £114,000 contract for their care.
Three full-time professionals will advise the parents and their six children on general health issues, diet and lifestyle choices.
A council source said: “The family were a massive drain on resources and the decision was taken to put them out to tender in order to contain the spending necessary to get them sorted out.
The father said social workers had assured him last week that they would not go near the hospital and that he believed an interim report by Dundee Families Project recommending intensive support for the whole family was to be acted upon. He said he was “shocked and traumatised” that social workers had come into the labour ward and attempted to serve papers on his wife.
Two thirds of children killed or seriously injured by their parents were being monitored by social workers at the time — with one in five on the “at-risk” register.
In a study of all serious case reviews published in the past year, Ofsted found 19 per cent of the 219 children were subject to a child protection plan, the system covering those in most danger.
Yet despite their parents being under strict notice to improve care, and social workers regularly monitoring behaviour, they still suffered serious and even fatal abuse
Research shows that child abuse as a result of a combination of alcohol or drug abuse, and mental health problems in the home, is a new area of concern in child protection. Experts say that many social workers are not trained to cope with such complicated problems.
But the report criticised some outside agencies for failing to pass on vital information — in particular adult mental health services, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. The Conservatives said the findings “set off all sorts of alarm bells”.
Tim Loughton, the Shadow Children’s Minister, said: “It is deeply worrying that so many children have been killed, but it is completely unacceptable that so many have died whilst on social services’ radar.
He said: "They've claimed the kids have been subjected to physical and emotional abuse, as well as physical neglect, but it's just not true. We love our kids. We strongly deny these accusations and are taking legal advice."
The infant, who was born on Monday by Caesarean section, was taken from her mother at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after a sheriff granted social workers a removal order amid fears she would become dangerously overweight.
However, on Thursday, a children's panel ruled that the baby could return to the family on the condition that the parents cooperate "one hundred per cent" with social workers and care professionals.
The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is emotionally torn by the developments. He welcomed the decision to return their new baby girl, but was also distraught at losing another three children into care.
Three of the family’s children - not including the baby - are already in care of the local authority and on Wednesday the children's panel in Dundee ruled that the three children still living at the family home be removed. They were taken from school into care on Thursday.
"We never thought it would come to this. We had to tell the three kids last night that they were going into care. They were really upset and angry and we spent all night consoling them."
He added: "My wife is barely holding up. At least she knows she is getting her wee baby back."
Turns out several of their kids are big,
Originally posted by mamabeth
I dare someone to try and take my kids from me,using only my weight
as an excuse.Those ,who would foolishly try, would regret it.