Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Mother drowned herself after social services said daughter could not go into residential care

"A depressed mother killed herself the day after being told that her severely autistic daughter could not go into residential care home, an inquest has heard."

"Carol Barnett walked into a river and drowned herself shortly after a meeting with social services to talk about her 10-year-old daughter Deborah in June this year."

"She had told her husband Daniel that she could no longer cope with looking after Deborah, who cannot talk, wash or dress herself and requires around-the-clock care."

"The inquest hearing in Maidstone, Kent was told that social services had refused to send her to a residential school which would remove some of the burden on her parents."

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