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Post  Susan on Thu 20 Nov - 15:08

Up to four children die each week in England from abuse or neglect, according to official figures that reveal the alarming scale of the problem.

The damning report by Ofsted (link found below) makes clear that the death of Baby P was far from an isolated tragedy. It found that 282 vulnerable children – many of them already known to social services – died in the 17-month period to the end of August. A further 136 suffered serious harm or injury.

Two thirds of those killed or hurt were babies less than a year old.

Children’s charities had previously estimated that one child died from cruelty each week.

It is the first time that Ofsted, which regulates children’s services in England, has examined the issue of children at risk. Its findings suggest that hundreds of abused children are at risk because councils are failing to learn promptly from previous deaths.

The report was presented yesterday by Ofsted’s chief inspector, Christine Gilbert. She said: “We are still not learning enough – or fast enough – from serious case reviews which happen when a child has died or been harmed through neglect or abuse.”

She referred to “recent tragic events in Haringey, and Manchester”, where two boys were murdered last week. Their mother has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. On Baby P she said: “I wish I could guarantee something so tragic couldn’t happen again, but I can’t. Although there have been improvements in the past few years, there is absolutely no room for complacency: everyone involved in child protection in any way must take stock of the role they play.”

Ofsted said that of 92 case reviews it had evaluated since April last year, 32 were judged to be inadequate. Only 20 were considered good. One review supposed to last four months had taken four years, Ms Gilbert said. Ofsted is expected publish a detailed report into 50 serious case reviews this month.

Tim Loughton, the Shadow Children’s Minister, said: “The figures for the number of child deaths given in this report are alarmingly high. Despite the avalanche of child protection legislation and reorganisations of social services departments, the underlying problem is no less diminished.”

David Laws, the Liberal Democrats’ children’s spokesman, said: “This report makes some deeply concerning criticisms of child protection services. It is now all too clear that the lessons of the Victoria Climbié case have not been learnt.”

Yesterday Sabah al-Zayyat, the doctor accused of failing to spot Baby P’s broken back and eight broken ribs, said that she had been deeply affected by the circumstances of his death.


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Post  Susan on Thu 20 Nov - 15:10

The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector 2007/08

Date: 19 Nov 2008

Publisher: Ofsted

Summary

This is the Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector for the year 2007/08.



You can download the Annual Report in full:

Ofsted Annual Report 07-08 - Full report.pdf 3.49 MB



Or in four parts:

Ofsted Annual Report 07-08 - pages 03-11.pdf 250.19 kB

Ofsted Annual Report 07-08 - pages 12-69.pdf 1.74 MB

Ofsted Annual Report 07-08 - pages 70-119.pdf 1.33 MB

Ofsted Annual Report 07-08 - pages 120-138.pdf 200.33 kB



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Post  pm on Thu 20 Nov - 15:11

i hope that the terrible case of baby P. help others kids in the same situation but still alive

All professions involved must learn with this terrible mistake
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Post  Guest on Fri 21 Nov - 11:38

Why dont the rest of the little childrens names appear in the press?
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Post  Guest on Fri 21 Nov - 11:49

1 child a week dying is disgusting and avoidable.

FOUR???? That is unforgivable.
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Post  Guest on Fri 21 Nov - 23:26

SharonS wrote:Why dont the rest of the little childrens names appear in the press?

Because we are not meant to know. If you noticed we didn't know about this until over a year later.
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Post  Guest on Sat 22 Nov - 7:42

poinksy wrote:
SharonS wrote:Why dont the rest of the little childrens names appear in the press?

Because we are not meant to know. If you noticed we didn't know about this until over a year later.

Thats right and they are still protecting the mother. Its sad they didnt protect her child like they are protecting her. And if the reasons they failed Baby P was because a question of money then they should just let someone attack and kill that bitch so it saves the taxpayers money.
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Post  Guest on Sat 22 Nov - 14:38

Allstar wrote:
poinksy wrote:
SharonS wrote:Why dont the rest of the little childrens names appear in the press?

Because we are not meant to know. If you noticed we didn't know about this until over a year later.

Thats right and they are still protecting the mother. Its sad they didnt protect her child like they are protecting her. And if the reasons they failed Baby P was because a question of money then they should just let someone attack and kill that bitch so it saves the taxpayers money.


agreed!
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