Category Archive: Child Abuse

Jan 18

ENGLAND – Baby P council apologises for failings in Child T abuse case

Haringey council says it should have intervened more swiftly in case of toddler who at one point had 50 bruises on his body     The council that dealt with the Baby P and Victoria Climbié cases has apologised after failing to prevent the abuse of a toddler who suffered extensive injuries at the hands …

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Jan 15

ENGLAND – ‘There’s no more learning left to be done’, says child protection expert, in wake of Hamzah Khan death

Studying past cases of child neglect is a ‘big distraction’ for child protection professionals, a leading professor of social work has said, a day after a jury convicted a mother of starving her young son to death.   Hamzah Khan, 4, who’s mummified body was found in the bedroom of his mother two years after …

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Jan 14

ENGLAND – Keanu Williams murder: Opportunities missed to save two-year-old

There were “a number of significant missed opportunities” to save a two-year-old boy from being beaten to death by his mother, a report has found.   Keanu Williams, who was also known as Kiwi, died on 9 January 2011   Rebecca Shuttleworth is serving a life sentence for murdering Keanu Williams. The toddler was found …

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Dec 28

ENGLAND – Social work leaders call for better use of SCRs as learning tools

Reports into child deaths should be changed to allow all child protection professionals to learn lessons from tragedies like the Daniel Pelka case, it has been claimed   Children’s social workers reported not having enough time to read serious case reviews. Image: Phil Adams   The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is calling for …

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Dec 28

UK – Daniel Pelka: Ministers shun obligatory scheme for professionals to report abuse concerns

No new legislation needed as it was ‘already clear that suspicions should be reported’     Demands for a new law compelling professionals to report concerns over suspected child abuse in the wake of the death of Daniel Pelka were rejected today by ministers and safeguarding experts.   More than 50,000 people have signed a …

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Dec 16

ENGLAND – Starved boy Daniel Pelka ‘invisible’ to professionals

The BBC’s Alison Holt explains the report’s findings   Chances were missed to help a child who was murdered by his mother and her partner after suffering “terrifying and dreadful” abuse, a report has found. A serious case review found Daniel Pelka, four, was “invisible” at times and “no professional tried sufficiently hard enough” to …

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