You really couldn't make it up. According to this report in the Daily Mail today, Haringey Council, the local authority at the centre of the Baby P scandal, placed a foster child with the ringleader of the airline bomb plotters, Abdulla Ahmed Ali. Ali lived with relatives who were approved as foster carers by the Council. Now, without knowing all of the facts I don't know what, if anything, this says about the competence of staff at Haringey, but you've got to admit that this is extremely unfortunate, to say the very least.
Apparently, the plotters intended to take children with them onto the aircraft, to reduce suspicion.