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Another question for those supposed to protect children

The linked story is one where a child died because of failures from his mother. I cannot tell from the story whether or not it fits my thesis. However, what it does demonstrate is that Childrens Social Services are normally aware of the families where children die from abuse or neglect. The system of references, therefore, is not failing.

Indeed the increase in references is making the system creak. Although the growth has now plateaued.


moira said…
I took it from the article that the mother was known to SS. As it says they were not aware of the mother feeding her child drugs. Which suggests that they were involved but did not realise what she was doing.

They don't normally hold reviews when children die who were not known to them.

I could be wrong.