A coronial inquest has raised concerns about the level of training and information given to the foster carers of a young morbidly obese girl from WA’s Kimberley, who was taken into state care because of fears for her life.
- The girl’s weight reached 41kg at one point before she went into foster care
- The foster parents allegedly received “incomplete” information and education
- A doctor told the inquest caring for the girl would have been “challenging”
The child, identified only as AM, was aged three years and 11 months when she died in September 2015 weighing 34 kilograms, more than double the usual weight for a child of that age.
The foster parents had been caring for her for two months following her release from Princess Margaret…