The UK papers, news message boards and blogs have been dominated over the last few days with stories questioning how a baby, who suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of it’s mother and two men, was killed in his own home despite regular visits from care workers. Sadly it’s not the first case.
What is the best way to protect children; keep them with their parents and monitored by care workers, or put them in care? What about when mistakes are made? Children are taken away from the family home, only to find out years later that abuse allegations were false.
But this isn’t just about abuse, what about if parents are struggling to cope, have mental health problems – should we offer support or take away their children?
In another case this week in the UK a two year old and three month old baby were stabbed to death in Manchester in the UK. Their mother is under arrest
What happens where you are in the world?