Have Boots Heard the last of this? : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309362/Social-services-search-mother-Kiya-Pasks-home-Boots-pharmacist-reported-her.html#ixzz2QqPGN9Xc
Have Boots heard the last of this? Is Social Services the New 999 Ambulance service? Is Child at risk in Boots?
The incident in Boots at Skegness
For all those families aware of the forced adoption and taking away of babies from their parents will be thinking; ‘How “Very Lucky” this mother was not to have had her baby taken from her.’ Then in this report we understand why the baby was not taken. Is it because this baby “is deaf and registered disabled with a chronic bronchial virus”, and it will be difficult to find adoptive parent’s that are prepared to give the sort of extra care this baby needs? And if we take the baby now and it has another coughing fit? Is it worth the risk? Apparently not!
The incident started when; “A female pharmacist, shouted that the baby needed oxygen” So knowing the baby to need oxygen she thinks to herself; “I know what I will do I won’t phone 999 and ask for an ambulance, I know they carry oxygen, but I’ll just leave it for now and get this mothers details together and report her for child endangerment.” Child endangerment? On what grounds? Something so bad that it happened in a shop in front of professionals and customers, but only the pharmacist decides that the appropriate action is to wait and then inform Social Services?
How do we get our mind around the thinking of this pharmacist? Is this thinking normal?
If the baby needed urgent medical attention call 999 and ask for an ambulance. If the mother was endangering the child dial 999 and call the police, and the police would decide what action if any and whether Social Securities needed to be called.
England, Wales under the Children Act there is a statutory obligation on all professionals to report suspected child abuse. Child abuse in this context is; “significant harm” such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. We know the Mother and child had come back from the Hospital they returned the baby to her mother, so at that point the Doctors at the Hospital did not believe there was any danger or they would have called Social Services, and would not have released the baby into the care of its mother.
Did the Pharmacist breach patient confidentiality? By informing the Police she would not be breaching confidentiality because the Police are an appropriate authority, and if the ambulance was called the emergency crew would be the appropriate authority.
As a direct result of this young lady taking her baby into Boots Pharmacy in Skegness, The SS came without a warrant searched the home and cross examined this young lady while she was caring for the child. And this has left the mother in such a nervous state, that she is scared about the slightest thing the child does or something unusual someone’s never seen before, that she is going to be reported.. And who could blame her?
This mother has been caused this trouble based on an allegation made by a Boots pharmacist who had only seen this mother and baby for a few minutes when she gave the child medicine, and it coughed and spluttered a bit. The mother and child had gone into Boots to get medicine for a sick child. How can any one conceive that a young mother would bring a child into a Pharmacy in a shop to get medicine could then be accused of child endangerment?
Boots management have approved the actions of the pharmacist. It would now approve pharmacists to watch out for parents with children who may cough or choke, or show signs of distress, should call the Social Services and report the parents for endangerment.
As it was the mother went home with baby was there any reason for anyone to do anything?
I believe a retired firefighter and trained as a “first responder” for the Ambulance Service, I’m qualified to make judgements on children choking, but every adult would know to call the ambulance if someone or a baby was choking. But Boots will call Social Services and allege “Child Endangerment” –