Friday 31 July 2015

Tragic toddler Mikaeel Kular 'was put into foster care'

Published 21/01/2014 | 09:17

A mother and child look at floral tributes and soft toys left near the home of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular (inset) in  Edinburgh
A mother and child look at floral tributes and soft toys left near the home of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular (inset) in Edinburgh
Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular
Rosdeep Kular was expected to appear in court today following the discovery of the body of her three-year-old son, Mikaeel Kular, in woodland in Kirkcaldy on Friday night
Photographers take pictures of a security van believed to be carrying Rosdeep Kular as it leaves Edinburgh Sheriff Court in Edinburgh, Scotland January 20, 2014. Rosdeep Kular appeared in court today following the discovery of the body of her three-year-old son, Mikaeel Kular, in woodland in Kirkcaldy on Friday night. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
Police gather around Edinburgh Sheriff Court waiting for Rosdeep Kular, the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, to depart after she appeared charged with his murder. Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire
Tributes are left on Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh
Floral tributes near the row of houses where Mikaeel's body was finally found. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Tributes are left on Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.
Members of the public with floral tributes on Dunvegan Avenue in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, after a child's body was discovered by police searching for missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular
Candles and tributes left in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday
People arrive for a memorial service at Muirhouse St Andrew's Church near the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, in Ferry Gait Crescent, Drylaw, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife, shortly before midnight yesterday
People arrive for a memorial service at Muirhouse St Andrew's Church near the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, in Ferry Gait Crescent, Drylaw, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife, shortly before midnight yesterday
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has been arrested and charged in connection with his death.
Tributes are left near Mikaeel’s home after a body was discovered by police.
People look at floral tributes and soft toys left near the home of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, in Edinburgh
Members of the public lay tributes in Ferry Gate Crescent near the home of three- year-old Mikaeel Kular
Katie McGarry, four, holds a candle in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
A young girl holds a candle in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Katie McGarry, four, holds a candle in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Candles and tributes left in Ferry Gait Crescent in Edinburgh, Scotland, near to the home of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, as his mother has reportedly been detained by police after a child's body was discovered in Kirkcaldy, Fife shortly before midnight yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Police outside a house in Kirkcaldy, Scotland after a child's body, believed to be that of missing 3 year old Mikaeel Kular, has been found. Mikaeel's mother Rosdeep (bottom inset) and her three-year-old son Mikaeel (top inset).

The three-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with his death is said to have been put into foster care because of concerns about his welfare.

Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, whose body was found after he went missing from his Edinburgh home, was put into foster care, it has been claimed.

His mother, Rosadeep Kular, appeared at court on Monday charged with his murder.

The youngster, who was found more than 30 miles away from his home on Friday night, is said to have been put into foster care because of concerns for his welfare.

Ziggy Ford and her husband cared for the boy, one of five children, who it is claimed was returned to his mother after social workers thought she could cope.

A friend of the 49-year-old told The Sun: “They took him on a short-term basis. They loved him like he was their own son.”

Social workers from Fife Council were said to be in regular contact with Kular, 31, and her five children when they lived in Kirkcaldy before moving to Edinburgh 18 months ago.

Kular, who is thought to be on suicide watch, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday charged with murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

She was remanded in custody at Cornton Vale Prison in Stirlingshire to appear at court in another private hearing on January 28.

Mikaeel was reported missing last Thursday and was said to have been last seen when he was put to bed at 9pm on Wednesday night. His disappearance prompted a major search, with hundreds of people trying to find him, until his body was discovered in woods behind the former family home just before midnight on Friday. It has not been confirmed how long he had been there.

A spokesman for Fife council said they were unable to provide information about the case because of the ongoing police investigation.

Claire Carter

Telegraph.co.uk

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