Parents and Baby Win Payouts After Social Workers Breached Their Rights

Parents and Baby Win Payouts After Social Workers Breached Their Rights Local authorities have a duty to protect the welfare of children, but care proceedings are subject to rigorous safeguards and judicial oversight. In one case, a council was ordered to pay £11,250 in compensation after removing a week-old baby boy from his parents’ care shortly before he was due to be discharged from hospital. The parents were aged in their twenties. She had suffered from minor mental health problems and he had behaved aggressively to others in the past. Maternity ward staff alerted the council soon after the birth and expressed anxiety as to whether the couple could provide…