Children placed for adoption after being left home alone

Two young children have been placed for adoption after social services raised concerns regarding their wellbeing, a report has revealed.

The case was recently heard in a private family court hearing in Reading, although the family involved have not been named.

It is believed the girls, aged six and four, were left at home “alone and unsupervised” on multiple occasions.

Judge Eleanor Owens, presiding over the case, heard how the mother had a history of alcohol misuse and at times has been violent towards the children.

Social workers also found the children had suffered bruising after being “inappropriately chastised” by the mother.

Judge Owens said the mother has failed to adequately supervise or adequately protect the children.

“The mother has been unable to consistently meet the needs of the children, particularly when she is under the influence of alcohol. The mother has left the children alone and unsupervised at home on more than one occasion,” she said in her ruling.

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Alison Green
Alison joined Mackrell Turner Garrett in 1989 and qualified as a solicitor in 1991, becoming a partner in the firm in 2010. Her expertise covers matrimonial work, including divorce and the associated financial and children issues; pre and post-nuptial agreements; co-habitation disputes; civil partnership agreements and the breakdown of civil partnerships.