Sons taken from mum because they slept in her bed

Sons taken from mum because they slept in her bed

A UK mother has had her two children put up for adoption after she refused professional advice, leaving them with injuries.

Concerns were raised by social workers after they spotted bruises on the two boys, born in 2014 and 2015, the Telegraph reports.

At a private hearing in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Judge Peter Greene said the mother failed to heed advice against co-sleeping as well as feeding.

Both boys had been injured when they were just months old - the younger with bruises and a broken wrist, the elder with a bruised leg.

Cambridgeshire County Council social services, who were tasked with supervising and supporting the family, started court proceedings.

Staff reported the mother was "continually ignoring their advice against having him in bed with her", the Telegraph reports.

Judge Greene said one child was unintentionally hurt by his father's use of "excessive force", while the other was injured because of the "rough and abrupt manner" in which he was handled by his mother.

While the evidence showed the couple loved their children, Judge Greene said the mother "always thinks she knows best".

He said he was so concerned for their safety, adoption was the only realistic option.