Category Archive: Child Neglect

Jun 23

ENGLAND – Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.   One case saw two judges remove 15 successive babies from the same mother   Court records for that period show 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases – affecting 22,790 children. …

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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 28

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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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Thousands of police officers to get special training in child protection following series of cases

Thousands of police officers to get special training in child protection following series of cases   Home Secretary Teresa May ordered special training be given to 4,000-plus officers in the National Crime Agency Move follows a string of child abuse scandals Officers will learn signs such as children being dirty and losing weight which were …

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Dec 03

ENGLAND – Children’s services head urged to quit over failure to stop abuse and murder of Daniel Pelka, as mother and partner await sentence

The head of the children’s services department accused of failing to prevent the death of the four-year-old schoolboy Daniel Pelka was still in his job last night despite growing calls for him to stand down. Daniel died following a sustained campaign of violence at the hands of his mother, Magdelena Luczak, 27, and  her partner …

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