It's true that we don't know the full story, but it's also clear that the teenager concerned was adamant that he wished to stay with his father, and doesn't appear to be under any duress. Can it really be in the best interests of the kid to be ordered by police to put his shoes on or be removed forcibly into council care, a few days before Christmas?
Most disturbing of all to my mind, though, is the policeman's repeated assertion that a piece of paper in his hand is justification for over-riding the will of a teenager as to where he wishes to live.
For the chiiildren? Hmmm.
UPDATE: Jackart has written an incredibly thoughtful piece after watching the video. Highly recommended.