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Foster parents lose custody battle

Children who were separated from their foster families in a much-criticised case two years ago will not be allowed to return to their foster parents, despite the welfare authority saying that local social services were wrong in the way they removed the children in the first place.

Almost exactly two years ago two children, aged five and six, were taken from the families that were fostering them. The aim was to reunite them with their biological mother. The social services have now decided that the biological mother's home situation rules this out.

But following an appeal by the mother the social services will not return the children to the original foster family, but keep the children in their current foster home, who are better able to work with the biological mother.