Inspection case against Bergen opened after a malnourished boy was admitted to the hospital

BergenPhoto: Marianne Løvland / NTB
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The County Governor of Vestland is opening an inspection case against Bergen Municipality after a boy was admitted to hospital due to malnutrition. The boy’s mother is charged in the case.

She is accused of failing to provide her son with necessary health care, which falls under section 282 of the Criminal Code on abuse in close relationships, the newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

In addition, the County Governor has decided to launch an inspection case against the Child Welfare Service in Bergen. The decision was made on Thursday this week.

“We will look at the Child Welfare Service’s work in the case, and assess whether it is in accordance with legal requirements,” Øystein Jacobsen, section leader for health, social, and child welfare at the County Governor of Vestland told BA.

He currently doesn’t know whether Bergen Municipality has committed offenses.

“That’s what we’re going to find out. We prioritize this serious matter. It is natural to investigate what the Child Welfare Service has known and how they have followed up when it comes to a child’s care situation,” the section leader added.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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