Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried | 2010-11-21


How long does abuse need to go on before welfare does something?

There''s this young couple in our town. They live in a small garden flat with their 3 month old.
The first report were about the bruse on the baby''s head. The dad said the baby slept with them on the bed and the dad turned around in his sleep and they bumped heads. Hence the bruse.
Second report: Blue eye. Excuse? Baby fell and bumped his eye.
Last report: Baby were taken to hospital with broken leg. He fell. He''s 3 MONTHS olf,for heavens sake??!!!!

And guess where the baby were sent when he were released from hospital? Back to the parents!!!!

Who can this happen?? Why don''t they place him in House of Safety of Foster care till the case are properly looked at??

Expert's Reply



It is the doctor's responsibility to report this case of obvious child abuse to the police and to the social worker at the hospital. If the social worker does not follow up this case she should be reported to the medical superintendent of the hospital.Please keep us up to date on this very sad and distressing situation.

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Posted by: worried | 2010-11-22

The sosial workers are aware of the case. But let the parents have the child again.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-11-22

Have you reported this to the police or to child welfare? If they don''t know what is happening they can''t be expected to act.

Even if this isn''t abuse, it is extremely negligent to leave 3 month old babies on changing tables where they can fall off, so either way, all these injuries point to either abuse or negligence - which is just about the same thing really.

Report them, you can do so anonymously, but you need to have some detail of the injuries and which hospital the baby was admitted to and so on to enable the relevant authorities to be able to look further into the matter and take the action they feel is apporpriate.

Remember also that a hospital can''t just jump to conclusions - they only injury they saw was the broken leg, and although it shows negligence on the parents part, accidents do happen. My ten year old sister dropped my baby brother once as she was proudly lifting him off the changing table to pass him to my mom. I dropped my baby in the bath the first time I bathed him. Luckily neither of these incidents resulted in serious injury, but both could have.

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