Oh hell no! I wish someone would shave my daughter’s head.
They would need to call the FBI, CSI and WWE – not for me – but whoever felt it was a good idea to put their paws on my child.
So I can totally sympathise with a Massachusetts mom who claims staff at a group home shaved her daughter’s head without her consent.
Denise Robinson says staff at the Little Heroes Group Home in Dracut, took her seven-year-old daughter Tru to a salon where she was given a buzz cut.
A photo of Tru taken after her trip to the salon, shows her head practically bald as she holds 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.
’There was no hygenical reason to shave my child’s head. No lice, no bed bugs, no Rasta locks,’ Robinson said.
Robinson provided pictures that show Tru’s hair well kept and natural.
But according to Robinson’s attorney, Richard Kendall, a volunteer at the hair salon told Tru, who is biracial, that shaving her head would make her hair grow back straight.
‘I find that appalling,’ the lawyer told CBS Boston.
According to its website, Little Heroes is a co-ed intensive group home for boys and girls ages five to 11.
Children at the group home suffer from social, emotional, behavioral or mental health problems.
It is operated by the Justice Resource Institute – a nonprofit organization.
Robinson enrolled her daughter in the program because she reportedly has severe emotional challenges.
Her daughter has been spends half her time between the group home in Dracut and her family home.
Robinson says when she saw her seven-year-old, 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.
‘I am very upset. And I’m not going to stop being upset because I feel like my child was assaulted and violated,’ she told the station NECN.
The program has released a statement explaining that ‘decisions regarding grooming are based on a variety of factors, including hygiene.’
Meanwhile Robinson is planning to sue the program and wants her daughter moved out of the facility, reported WCVB.