Mum ‘treated like child abuser’ after taking baby to hospital
Uk mum, Kirsty Clark, 33, took her five-day-old baby Jackson to hospital concerned he might have a blood clot or meningitis after finding a red mark on his right arm, The Metro reports.
The concerned mum was shocked when a doctor called social services and the police, leading to her being questioned by an emergency social worker.
Her husband was also stopped from collecting their seven-year-old from his godparents.
It turns out the mark was left from Jackson sucking his arm.
“We were made to feel like child abusers,” Mrs Clark said.
Mrs Clark said she was made to “stay in a room for two days” while tests were conducted and she was interviewed by an emergency social worker.
She explained Jackson was conceived by IVF and the couple had police checks in order to have him. She said she understood the welfare check system was in place to “protect children but in this case it seems to have gone completely the opposite way”.
A social services spokesman said the check was a “statutory duty”.
Lincolnshire Police confirmed it received a concern for safety report about a baby from the hospital on November 19 but there was “no requirement for further police involvement”.
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