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The sexual exploitation of hundreds of girls in Oxfordshire should never have happened, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said as she criticised police and social workers for failing to protect them. Ms Morgan described a highly critical serious case review which details a catalogue of errors by the authorities as an…
Hundreds of girls may have been abused in Oxfordshire, a report into "indescribably awful" child sexual exploitation has found. As many as 373 potential victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) have been identified in the county over 16 years. A highly-critical serious case review published today reveals that a catalogue…
The serious case review has established 373 young people in Oxfordshire have been victims of child sexual exploitation over the last 15 years. The review was commissioned in 2012 after the activities of a paedophile ring emerged and was founded on the experiences of six victims in that case, which…
A serious case review is expected to find more than 300 young people in Oxfordshire have been victims of child sexual exploitation over the last 15 years. The review, carried out by the county's safeguarding children's board, is also expected to criticise Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council over…
Family members of residents who died at "Britain's worst care home" said their "confidence" in the system is yet to be restored. Relatives of the men and women who died as a result of neglect and poor care at Orchid View made the comments when they met health and social…
More than 30 recommendations have been made in a Serious Case Review (SCR) to prevent a repeat of the 'institutionalised abuse' which led to the death of five elderly people at the Orchid View Care Centre. The inquiry was launched following an inquest held last year which found serious failings…
A Serious Case Review (SCR) will be published today after five elderly people died after suffering neglect at a scandal-hit care home riddled with "institutionalised abuse". A press conference this afternoon at County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, will highlight the findings at the now-defunct Orchid View Care Centre. Following a…
A baby who died while in the care of his drug addict parents may have lived if social workers had taken him into care from birth, a report has found. Five-month-old Aaron Egan drowned in the bath in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, on 17 July 2010. Parents Thomas Egan and Chrystine…
A serious case review has found failings by health professionals who missed opportunities to save a baby girl killed by her ex-soldier father who was wounded in Afghanistan. The report said there had been a failure by agencies to "discover or take into account the troubled background" of Liam Culverhouse…
A serious case review has found the deaths of six Philpott children in a house fire started by their parents "could not have been predicted or prevented". The report carried out by the Derby Safeguarding Children Board in the aftermath of the tragedy found that while various professionals who had…
Nothing more could have been done to prevent the death of a Pembrokeshire teenager in the care of social services, a serious care review has said today. Seren Bernard’s body was found in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, in April 2012. An Executive Summary has been published of a Serious Case Review…
The death of a four-year-old boy whose mummified body was found in a cot nearly two years after he was starved by his mother was not a “predictable event”, a serious case review has found. A report investigating the death of Hamzah Khan, published this morning, claims there was not…
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