Category Archive: Child Protection

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 18

ENGLAND – Ofsted launches new single inspection for children’s services

Ofsted’s new single framework for the inspection of local authority services for vulnerable children will come into effect from November 2013. The framework will bring together child protection, services for looked after children and care leavers, and local authority fostering and adoption services.   Inspection gradings have been revised so that anything less than ‘good’ …

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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 15

WALES/ENGLAND – Child protection experts react to Keanu Williams SCR findings

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has called for an urgent review of how best to support children within the child protection system in the wake of the serious case review (SCR) findings into the death of Keanu Williams.   NCB chief Hilary Emery says there needs to be a “culture change” in child protection. Image: …

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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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Jan 12

ENGLAND – Daniel Pelka: Child protection boss ‘didn’t know’ of case

The man in charge of child protection in Coventry when Daniel Pelka died has admitted he knew nothing about the case until after the toddler was murdered.   Daniel Pelka died from a head injury in March 2012 weighing just more than a stone-and-a-half   Councillor Jim O’Boyle said he only learned about the four-year-old’s …

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