Social workers swoop on mother’s home after Boots pharmacist reported her… because disabled daughter was COUGHING
Social workers swooped on the home of a young mum after an overzealous Boots pharmacist reported her as a bad mother – because the tot started COUGHING in store.
Kiya Pask, 20, took 15-month-old Amelia for over-the-counter antihistamines to help control her ongoing bronchial virus.
But when the tot swallowed the medicine in the store she started coughing and Kiya explained to pharmacy staff her daughter often struggled to take medication because of her condition.
Kiya Pask, 20, with daughter Amelia. Social services interrogated Kiya after Amelia started coughing in Boots and the pharmacist reported her as a bad mother
She went into the store in Skegness, Lincs., on March 4, to buy some drugs for her daughter who had been discharged from hospital the day before.
But despite explaining to staff why her daughter was coughing, a female pharmacist contacted social services claiming Kiya was at risk.
Social workers turned up unannounced at Kiya’s home in Ingoldmells, Lincs., on March 14 and demanded to see Amelia.
Officials then searched her home and cupboards before quizzing Kiya about the care she gave to her daughter, who is registered disabled with a chronic bronchial virus.
Kiya has now received a letter from Lincolnshire Social Services telling her she is no longer under investigation.
Yesterday Kiya, who is registered as full time carer for her daughter, said: “The pharmacist started shouting ‘she’s choking’ and ‘someone get her some oxygen’.
Kiya plays on a slide with Amelia, who has chronic bronchitis
A Boots store in Lincolnshire, similar to the one where a pharmacist interfered with Kiya’s parenting
“I took her out of the pram and said to the woman, ‘look she was in hospital yesterday with bronchitis, all she’s done is swallowed the medicine the wrong way’.
“Amelia started breathing normally and I put her back in her pram and took her home and didn’t think any more about it.
“On March 14 two social workers turned up on my doorstep.
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