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    Posted May 5, 2014 by
    Stavanger, Norway

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    Child Welfare Service put handcuffed on 14-year old boy in Norway


    The CPS got help by four uniformed policemen when they broke into the 14-year-old's room. The police handcuffed the 14-year old boy in Norway.


    The incident allegedly took place in Stavanger in July 2000 when child welfare assistance needed to get a 14 year old to a foster home. Police were recently reported to the special investigative body for Police , SEFO .


    The boy said he was angry over the police, but the incident is not something he's going to forget it so fast. He says he may have seemed threatening, but are stuck in that he was verbal in this situation.


    "I was not violent, just verbal. I do not know how to explain it. They picked me up , dropped me to the ground and forced his arms back as they put on handcuffs" , he says.


    In this case said associate lawyer Arnhild Skretting Jøsendal that the child has priority prestige before the child's best interests .


    "Those who thought they could give the boy better care , used violence and coercion. The thing got out of control because the child welfare would not discuss alternatives" , she said.


    In the time stated section at order department at Stavanger Police , Bengt Rode that the police set handcuffs on someone, but that it should be a good reason.


    "We are required by law to assist when child welfare request. But we always try to resolve issues in the mildest possible way" says Rode .


    Chief of Child Welfare Service , Gunnar Toresen in Stavanger , which in that time was chief of health and social characterize the event that extreme .


    "I have heard of other cases where the police have put handcuffs on children in care takeover or child custody. But I hope nobody thinks this is normal. On the contrary , it is an extreme situation that is experienced as particularly unpleasant, especially for children", says Toresen working in Hundvåg health care district.


    The way the 14- year-old was brought in , has been discussed among Toresen and his colleagues several times , but the incident has not led to changes in procedures , says Toresen


    "Not as the situation evolved. I am convinced that parental role led to the situation got out of control", he says

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