The Prosecutor’s Office of Eger has pressed charges against two parents whose lousy lifestyle led to endangering their five children’s lives. The kids were taken away by child services.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Daily News Hungary reports on the mistreat of Hungarian children. The number of child abuse cases is exceptionally high in the country.
Not long ago, we wrote about two professional foster parents who treated two kids brutally for whom they were supposed to take care.
This case, however, is a bit different. Their parents did not physically harm these poor children.
Between 2004 and 2016, the couple had five kids together, from whom the first one was unfortunately born with severe illnesses that required full-scale nursing and attention. Moreover, both parents had their own problems and issues aside.
The father had a close relationship with alcohol, while the mother often needed an extra push from medication and tranquilliser.
As 24.hu writes, these led to frequent fights that happened right in front of their children.
To top it off, the relationship and any sort of connection between the parents came to an end three years ago.
The father moved away from home and since then stopped supporting his family in every way.
As a consequence, the quality of life of these poor children deteriorated very quickly and very significantly.
On many occasions, they had to face starvation, had to go to school in dirty clothes and with an untreated lice infestation.
Due to the ongoing hygienic situation and the mother’s constant issues, apart from other problems she had to face, the kids were completely isolated from their friends and classmates; they were picked on and left without friends and companions. Naturally, it made them shy and reserved. Not an appropriate and desired social situation at all that children at their age need.
They repeatedly missed school due to the mentioned circumstances. As healthy living conditions and the possibility to attend school were not provided, one of the children was taken into custody and care by the authorities in 2016. His four siblings followed him two years later.
The parents seriously endangered their children’s mental, physical and emotional development by not complying with their obligations to take care of them. The oldest, ill child was placed in the care of a social institution. One of his younger brothers is raised in a group home, while the other three siblings found a home with foster parents.
The prosecution has asked to suspend the parents’ rights to exercise parental supervision and control over the children.