Mum S-ues After School Shaves Mixed-Race Daughter’s Head Without Permission For Hygiene Reason – Video

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A Massachusetts mother claims staff at a group home for children ‘as-saulted’ her seven-year-old daughter this week by shaving her head without her consent. According to Denise Robinson, her daughter Tru had long hair before a clinician at Little Heroes Group Home in Dracut took her to a salon where she was given a buzz cut.

A photo of Tru taken after her trip to the salon shows the seven-year-old with her head shorn, holding a flower in her hand.

The girl’s mother says staff at the residential program where her daughter has been staying told her the child’s hair had to be cut because of a hygiene issue, but Robinson rejects that reasoning. ’There was no hygenical reason to shave my child’s head. No lice, no bed bugs, no Rasta locks,’ Robinson said. According to Robinson’s attorney, Richard Kendall, a volunteer at the hair salon told Tru, who is bir-acial, that by shaving her head, her hair would grow back straight.

‘I find that appalling,’ the lawyer told CBS Boston. DailyMail.com on Friday contacted Kendall asking for a comment on this case and was awaiting a response. According to its website, Little Heroes is a co-ed intensive group home for boys and girls ages five to 11 who have social, emotional, behavioral or mental health problems. It is operated by the Justice Resource Institute – a not-for-profit organization that provides outpatient specialty mental health services to disadvantaged communities.

Robinson enrolled her daughter in the program because she reportedly has severe emotional challenges, and the girl has been splitting her time between the group home in Dracut and her family home. Robinson says when she saw her seven-year-old this week, she was shocked to find her long, curly hair gone. She says no one called her to ask her permission to give Tru a haircut, and she got no notice after the fact. ‘I am very upset. And I’m not going to stop being upset because I feel like my child was as-saulted and vi-olated,’ she told the station NECN.

The program has released a statement to local news outlets explaining that ‘decisions regarding grooming are based on a variety of factors, including hygiene.’ Robinson enrolled her daughter in the program because she reportedly has severe emotional challenges, and the girl has been splitting her time between the group home in Dracut and her family home. Robinson says when she saw her seven-year-old this week, she was shocked to find her long, curly hair gone.

She says no one called her to ask her permission to give Tru a haircut, and she got no notice after the fact. ‘I am very upset. And I’m not going to stop being upset because I feel like my child was as-saulted and breach,’ she told the station NECN. The program has released a statement to local news outlets explaining that ‘decisions regarding grooming are based on a variety of factors, including hygiene.’

Officials at Little Heroes declined to go into the specifics of this case, citing state and federal privacy laws, only saying that ‘a review of the circumstances is underway to determine what occurred and, if necessary, appropriate action will be taken.’ Robinson is planning to su-e the program and wants her daughter moved out of the facility, reported WCVB.

This is how people reacted to this post:

KennyIt’s not just hair it was her hair. Cutting her hair without the moms permission is a-ssault. Some commenters say lice. You don’t have to cut or shave a child’s head because of them. This was wrong.

ElleIf there’s hygiene issues you tell the kid to take a bath, you don’t shave them bald! Out-rageous!

Asia Jackson Even if this had been an hygiene issue they should have consulted the parents immediately. I believe they did this because they did not know how to manage the girl’s hair so to make it easier on themselves they chopped it off.

No matter how you dice it they were WRONG.

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