Couple with learning disabilities have two children removed over safety concerns

A couple with learning disabilities have had two children taken from their care after social workers raised safety concerns.

Their eldest daughter was moved to a relative’s home more than three years ago after suffering a skull fracture when she was a baby.

A family court judge has now decided that a second girl, a six-month-old baby, must be placed for adoption.

Detail of the case emerged in a ruling by Judge Joanna Vincent.

The judge, who analysed evidence about the younger child at private family court hearing in Oxford, has not named the family involved.

She said the mother and father have learning disabilities and difficulty understanding children’s needs.

Judge Vincent said the older child had suffered harm and been neglected.

The judge indicated that social workers have assessed the couple’s care of the second child, but they had been unable to make “necessary changes” to their parenting.

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