"Fat Family" Are Given Their Baby Back

05/11/2009 09:16 | Updated 22 May 2015

The parents who had all seven of their children taken into care have been given back their newborn baby.

The "fat family" from Dundee had the baby girl removed from them shortly after she was born last month.

The other children are reportedly in care over concerns about their welfare.

It was reported that three of the children were overweight although the council says they would not take children away from their parents simply because of weight issues.

This case just gets stranger and stranger - if the parents are capable of looking after a newborn baby, why are the other children still in care?

The father, who cannot be named, said: "We got the baby back on Monday and she's doing fine. We're working with our lawyer to do all we can to get our other children back."

Apparently some of the children are seriously overweight. A 14-year-old boy is 16st, a 13-year-old girl is 12st and a five-year-old girl is 4st. The The 40-year-old mother reportedly weighs 23 stone and her 53-year-old husband weighs about 18 stone.

There's obviously a lot we don't know about this case but it's a bit daft that the family is going to the press with their story while the local council is refusing to comment on the specifics of the case.

A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: "Local authorities who are involved in the welfare of children have a legal duty to ensure they are protected from publicity that may have a serious effect on them and the council takes seriously this responsibility.

"We will not comment in detail on any family with whom we are involved but we have made it clear on numerous occasions that children would not be removed from a family environment just because of a weight issue.

"Any decision about a child's situation is given full and careful consideration. It is never taken lightly and always at the forefront is what is the best course of action for the welfare and safety of the child or children."

Source: AOL News

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