Thursday, May 29th, 2014

‘Morbidly obese’ child taken from parents

Child Protection has taken a child away from her home in an east Kimberley Aboriginal Community.

The three year old already has twice the normal weight for her age and doctors say she needs to live near a suitable hospital in Broome, Perth or Kalgoorlie.

A department spokesperson says the family had not followed followed diet, physiotherapy and exercise plans.

She is now in state care in Perth, and the department says it hopes to place her with a relative.

The West Australian [read this story]

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