Thursday, 23 June 2011

Another Baby P?

Fourteen agencies missed opportunities to save a three-year-old boy who was killed by a couple who were meant to be caring for him, a report has found.

Ryan Lovell-Hancox died on 24 December 2008 from a brain injury he received at Christopher Taylor and Kayley Boleyn's home in Bilston, near Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton's Safeguarding Children Board has released the findings of a serious case review into Ryan's death.

The review found that several agencies failed to intervene in the child's care and there was "no evidence of effective communication or liaison" between them.

About 60 recommendations were made in the report.

My comment: What is the point of having a body such as the Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board when they can't even safeguard children? We need proactive watchdogs (not those that just produce a report after the event) together with effective agencies on the front line! Surely after Baby P they checked for  communications between different agencies.

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