Warning: potential spoilers for EastEnders
A mum on BBC soap EastEnders will have her children removed from her by social services in an upcoming storyline.
Both of Stacey Fowler’s children will be placed into the care of their grandmother, Carmel, after a call is made to social services about bruises on Stacey’s son’s arm.
These concerns come after her son overdosed on Stacey’s bipolar medication, causing him to fall unconscious.
On last night’s (5 October) episode, Stacey’s older child, Lily, told her grandmother that bruises on her brother’s arm were caused by her mum. Social workers will appear in tonight’s episode.
EastEnders has caused controversy with its portrayal of child removal and social services before, in the Lexi storyline. The storyline included a social worker removing a baby from a teenage mother, despite apparently not having grounds to do so.
The next episode of EastEnders airs tonight (6 October) on BBC One at 8pm.