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The murder of a teenage girl by a fellow care home resident fascinated by necrophilia could have been prevented, an inquiry has found. Melissa Mathieson, 18, was strangled by Jason Conroy in 2014 at Alexandra House in Bristol, a home supporting people with autistic spectrum disorder. Conroy, who once tried…
This overview report summarises the findings of an independently led Serious Case Review (SCR) commissioned by the Chair of Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB). It concerns Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith, described by her family as a beautiful girl with an infectious smile, twinkling eyes and a bubbly personality, a gentle and loving…
A toddler was stamped to death by her mother after care professionals allowed concern for the killer to "overshadow" the child's needs, a serious case review has found. The report by Derbyshire's Safeguarding Children Board revealed that 21-month-old Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith was killed a day after a multi-agency risk assessment meeting…
Research in Practice, working with the research teams at UEA and Warwick University, has launched a new open access website – Serious Case Reviews – to support the application of learning in practice from Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011-2014. Published by…
The Sutton Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has published the serious case review report relating to the tragic death of Ellie Butler. The 58 page report was commissioned by the SSCB and was independently authored by Marion Davis CBE, former President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. The report…
A family court judge handed "all the power" to murderous Ben Butler when she decided he had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice over a claim he had shaken his daughter as a baby, a serious case review has found. Mrs Justice Hogg took the "unprecedented" step of…
The husband of Tania Clarence, who smothered her three disabled children, has questioned a review of the case, saying it highlighted "only some of the conflicts and complexities my wife and I have faced over the last three years in trying to deal with over 80 different medical professionals and…
Health and social services staff should have intervened earlier in the case of a depressed mother who smothered her three disabled children, but the large number of workers involved were all waiting for consensus, a review found. Tania Clarence, 43, has admitted the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of Olivia, four,…
The parents of murdered teenager Georgia Williams have attacked "disastrous" failings identified by a serious case review into previous attacks carried out by her killer. A serious case review into police and social services' contact with murderer Jamie Reynolds criticised a "confused" inquiry into his attempt to strangle a 16-year-old…
A baby killed by her father was never on a child protection plan despite authorities knowing of "horrific domestic abuse, drug-taking and injuries to the child", a damning report has revealed. Paris Vince-Stephens was just 16 weeks old when she suffered fatal injuries after being shaken by father William Stephens,…
The death of a three-year-old boy whose mother killed him and dumped his body in a suitcase could not have been predicted, a significant case review has found. Mikaeel Kular died two days after being beaten repeatedly by Rosdeep Adekoya following a family day out in January 2014. After discovering…
Children in Britain have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with the authorities failing to act, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister called a Downing Street summit to address the issue following a series of child sexual exploitation scandals in areas including Rotherham and Oxfordshire. He said too many…
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