Cartoon Movement - Child ProtectionSocial workers raised concerns about the boys, both aged under four, after they spotted bruising on the lads'.

A MUM who let her two kids sleep in her bed has had them taken off her and put up for adoption by a judge.

Social workers raised concerns about the boys, both aged under four, after they spotted bruising on the lads. A mum who allowed her two young boys to sleep in the same bed as her has had them removed from her care.  Judge Peter Greene said the children’s mother had failed to act on advice about “co-sleeping” from childcare professionals and disregarded advice about feeding.

Judge Greene said proceedings began after the older boy’s leg was bruised when he was a few months old.  The judge had concluded that the bruising had been “inflicted by the (boys’ father) but unintentionally as a result of using excessive force”.  He had also concluded that the boys’ mother was “was ignoring advice against co-sleeping”.  Social workers had been told to supervise and support the family.  Professionals had then become concerned about the younger boy.  Checks revealed bruises and a broken wrist when he was months old.

  • A family court judge ruled that two children were neglected by social services
  • Judge Vera Mayer said one of the social workers showed 'alarming ineptitude'
  • The children were not identified but the court heard Barnet Council was involved

Two children who ended up in wheelchairs after their mother 'fabricated' their illnesses were neglected by social services bosses, a family court judge has said.

Judge Vera Mayer said a social worker who worked on the case for six years had demonstrated 'alarming ineptitude'.

Paediatrician David Southall was struck off the medical register after twice accusing parents of murdering their children. He was called before the GMC again over a further series of allegations, which were found to be proved last month. Five mothers whom he wrongly accused of deliberately hurting, and in one case killing, their children, gave evidence to the hearing. Their accounts gave a chilling insight into the consequences of so-called "sleep study" tests that he conducted on 4,500 of his young patients during the eighties and nineties.

Local authorities are accused of being "recruitment sergeants" for gangs by placing children out of area.

Thousands of vulnerable children are magnets for paedophiles and county lines drugs gangs because councils are sending them away from friends and family, MPs have warned.

Children are being placed in "grave danger" by the very professionals who should protect them, an inquiry by the all Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults found.