Saturday, 20 January 2018

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken from her mother's care after a doctor raised concerns about her health

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken from the care of her mother after a doctor raised concerns about her health.
Council social services bosses have begun family court litigation and a judge is expected to make decisions in the near future. 
Detail of the case has emerged in a ruling by Judge Clifford Bellamy, who analysed preliminary issues at a private family court hearing.
Judge Bellamy, who is based in Leicester, said no-one involved could be identified.
A doctor had examined the girl a few months ago and concluded her body mass index was at a ‘dangerously high level’, said the judge.
The youngster had gone into foster care pending decisions about her long-term future.
Judge Bellamy said medical experts would give evidence relating to concerns about the youngster’s obesity before decisions about where she should live were made.
Girl, 12, faces being taken into care because she's dangerously obese

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