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Children sent to school in nappies.

Children sent to school in nappies.

Children are being sent to primary school wearing nappies because parents "cannot be bothered" to toilet train them, a community nurse claims.

Councillors have been told some parents in Gloucestershire were not "motivated" enough to take care of their children.

One ex-primary school head teacher called for parents to "clean the child up" the nurse, Councillor Collette Finnegan, told a meeting.

Gloucestershire County Council said support was available for parents.

Ms Finnegan told the council's health and care scrutiny committee that some parents on low incomes were not taking care of their child and have turned to schools, and even the police, for help instead.

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