Saturday, 14 May 2011

Salford council slammed

Salford council slammed over 'serious failings' in care of 12-year-old Tia Rigg before she was murdered by her uncle

Social services missed SEVEN chances to help a 12-year-old girl murdered by her perverted uncle. Today, a probe into her death found a string of ‘serious failings’ by Salford’s crisis-hit children's services department.

There were so many concerns that 12-year-old Tia had been put on the child protection register before she was even born.

The report found information about the family was never properly analysed to get an accurate understanding of the level of risk to Ms Rigg’s children.

Lessons have been learned, says Council leader John Merry

Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton, said: "This report recognises mistakes but fails to point out what is plain as a pikestaff – that this child should not have been in that home."

My comment: Message for John Merry, lessons are never learned by the public sector. Look back a few years into Salford Council's past and say that again. "Two years ago, a damning review into the case of another murdered child in Salford, two-year-old Demi Leigh Mahon, was published. Social workers who were warned 12 times by police, neighbours, and relatives about her chaotic domestic life. Last December, Jill Baker, director of children services, was sacked. She is claiming unfair dismissal and a tribunal is due to restart in August."

 Read the full story from the source Manchester Evening News

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