Tuesday, 23 September 2008

We will learn from tragic Lois killing, insist officials

Full Article: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0976.htm

CHILD protection officials failed to recognise the danger to a toddler who was tortured and killed by her stepfather, a report said yesterday.
But social services chiefs said lessons will be learned from her death in a bid to ensure it does not happen again.
A report into the death of the two-year-old said there was 'a failure to recognise indicators of risk'.
The review of the case of the child called Lois also found that even when a risk assessment was undertaken it was 'inadequate'.
Officials in charge of social services in Caerphilly county, where Lois lived with her mother and stepfather, said staff training and support had now been improved and procedures strengthened.
Lois, who lived on Caerphilly’s Lansbury Park estate, died on November 8, 2004, from a head injury. She had been placed on the child protection register a month earlier.

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