Foster care baby left on bus

An investigation has been launched after a baby in foster care was left on a bus in north London.

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Child no longer in care of foster parent

A Haringey Council spokeswoman said the baby was no longer being looked after by the foster carer.

She said: "The welfare and protection of all children in care is our number one priority. An incident took place last week where a carer left a child unattended.

"The child was found safe and well and we are undertaking a full investigation.

"As soon as this incident came to light, steps were immediately taken to arrange a new fostering placement for the child."

Social services and police investigate incident

Police were called to Bull Lane in Enfield, near North Middlesex Hospital, just after 2pm on Friday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A woman, who identified herself as the child's foster carer, contacted emergency services.

"The child was checked at hospital before being handed back to the care of social services.

"Inquiries are ongoing. There have been no arrests. Social services are investigating the matter in partnership with the MPS Child Abuse Investigation Command."

Foster care baby left on bus

The baby was left on a bus in north London. Credit: Haringey Council.

An investigation has been launched after a baby in foster care was left on a bus.

Police were called after it was realised that the child had been abandoned on the 491 bus in north London.

The child abuse investigation unit is looking into the incident along with Haringey Council.