Might I suggest humane euthanasia?
'The answer is that the local authority simply must find him an alternative placement.'I suppose Whipsnade Zoo is out of the question..?
'In the circumstances, Y is currently and inappropriately placed on a clinical ward at (the hospital), where he has had to be subject to chemical restraint, physical restraint and five-to-one staffing in order to attempt to control his behaviour,' said the judge.
'At times there have been up to 13 police officers present on the ward in an effort to control Y's behaviour.
'That paediatric ward has now had to be shut to new admissions due to the risk presented by Y, and parts of the ward have been closed entirely.
'Other gravely ill children have had to be moved to alternative hospitals across the North West of England and lists of elective surgeries for children in urgent need of such treatment have been cancelled.
'Nurses and other hospital staff have been injured.
'Other sick children and their parents have been alarmed and frightened.'
The impact of this one 'child' on everyone else is staggering. He's soaking up scarce resources to the detriment of other children, and no-one seems to care...
The judge said the situation had arisen in the boy's case because of 'an acute lack of appropriate resources'.
'Insofar as fault falls to be apportioned, it must settle on those who have not made the provision required to address the needs of highly vulnerable children such as Y.'
Ah, yes, of course. I forgot that he's the 'vulnerable' one...