Children that have Died from Social Services Failures
Social services failures are so regular it is a daily occurrenceand children do die and they will continue dying because social workers, the police, the government and people like the NSPCC do not listen and are often part of the failures despite having millions of pounds to protect children.
These are just a few of social services failures that have ended up in the death of young children.
Social services were active in all these childrens lives before their deaths – Many more to follow …..
Baby P – Haringey – Peter Connelly – Baby p -aged 18 mths He had been seen by health and social services professionals 60 times before he was found dead with more than 50 injuries.
Carla Bone aged 13 months Aberdeenshire Social Services Social workers repeatedly warned of the dangers
McClure was jailed for life for Carla-Nicole’s murder,the mother Andrea, 20, was jailed for three years for failing to protect her daughter from him. The child’s grandparents claim that, in the months before the murder, they repeatedly warned social workers of the danger posed by McClure
Deraye Lewis aged 3 Bedfordshire Social Services Social services admit errors on tragic tot death
A catalogue of errors by social services allowed tragic tot Deraye Lewis to be brutally beaten to death by his mum’s boyfriend.It has now been confirmed that social workers in neighbouring Bedfordshire were tipped off that Halling was abusing the boy some six months before the murder
Balthous Galtricia aged 2 Barking and Dagenham Social Services Mother cleared to care for Balthous six days before she was killed.
An Old Bailey judge criticised social workers after a mother stabbed her young daughter to death days after a police doctor raised questions over her mental health.Galtricia Ntsimbi, 23, was left to knife two-year-old Trycia Balhous five times before turning the blade on herself.
Ajit Singh aged 12 Barking and Dagenham Social Services Over 160 failings but no-one to blame?
A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.Ajit Singh-Mahal was found dead at the family home in Barking, east London, in February.Satpal Kaur-Singh, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. She had denied the boy’s murder.
Sean Denton aged 18 mths Barnet Social Services
left by Social Services to die at the hands of his drug-abusing mother who had already served a jail sentence for manslaughter.
Melissa Strickson aged 13 Blackburn Social Services Father claims serious failures
Melissa Strickson, 13, died in October 2001 after running away from home with three other girls and taking refuge at the home of self-confessed white witch Sally Corkhill.Victor and his wife Sue, of of Tockholes Road, Darwen, say their requests for Melissa to be placed in a children’s home were denied
Chloe Thomas aged 14 weeks Bridgend Social Services Officials told of cruelty just weeks before her death.She died in 2003 with 40 broken bones.
She died after collapsing at her home in Pencoed, Bridgend, in April 2003 with 40 fractures to her skull, wrist, rib, leg and fingers. In January Chloe’s father, Ceri Thomas, 23, from Bridgend, was cleared of murder but he was jailed for three months after admitting child cruelty.
Brandon Davis aged 2 Birmingham Social Services Parents were well known to Social Services
Two-year-old Brandon died after overdosing on his drug taking parents’ methadone.It is thought the children took the drug after it was mistaken for cough mixture
John Smith aged 4 Brighton and Hove Social Services ‘Horrendous’ mistakes by social workers
A foster couple have been jailed for eight years for inflicting cruelty on a four-year-old boy they were hoping to adopt. John Smith died on Christmas Eve 1999 while being cared for by Simon and Michelle McWilliam. A post mortem revealed 54 external injuries on the toddler
Baby Z aged 14mths Bristol Social Services The life, and the Social Services failings over the death of Baby Z.
Baby Z died at home on 21st July 2007, aged 14 months, whilst in the care of his mother SZ, and her friend X. Both SZ and X have a historyof drug misuse. When police attended they found evidence of drug taking, including spilt methadone. The cause of Baby Z’s death is recorded as ‘morphine and methadone intoxication’
Child A aged 10 Bristol Social Services Social workers criticised over child death.
A serious case review into the care received by “Child A”, who died from a heart attack last April after falling into a bath of scalding hot weather, said professionals failed to grasp the level of neglect endured by her and her seven siblings
Lois Lazenby aged 2 Caerphilly Social Services On the Child Protection for social abuse
Daniel Bishop, 27, from Caerphilly, was jailed for 12 years for child cruelty, wounding with intent and manslaughter. His wife Sarah, 29, who like him was a heroin abuser, was jailed for six years for child cruelty.When she died she was found to have 13 fractures, a cigarette burn and crushing injuries to her hands, as well as more than 50 bruises, the court heard. On one occasion Lois suffered severe burns to her foot when her leg was placed over a gas cooker hob. The court heard how the little girl received no medical attention for her injuries and how her mother did everything to hide her horrific injuries from the authorities. In October 2004 the child was placed on the Child Protection Register under the category for social abuse.
Salma ElSharkawy aged 12 Camden Social Services Begged SS to go home to her parents
MISERABLE, and miles from home, Salma ElSharkawy was placed in a childrens home when she reached for a packet of painkillers and made a half-hearted attempt at an overdose.A month later, she was killed in a car crash.Investigating social workers were paving the way for her return to Camden and, privately at least, were willing to concede she would be better off with her father
Ukleigha Batten-Froggatt aged 6 Camden Social Services A child protection team was responsible for her safety.
A girl of six who was on a social services “at risk” register was murdered with her mother. The bodies of Ukleigha Batten-Froggatt and 34-year-old Nicole Batten were found after police broke into their flat in Somers Town. Ukleigha had been strangled and her mother stabbed in the chest
Baby A aged 10 mths Doncaster Social Services Social services branded ‘chaotic and dangerous’
It revealed a history of domestic violence and reports that his teenage father was a drug user who committed violent offences and had either harmed Baby A or his older brother, now aged three.The report also says that a social worker, from Doncaster’s Children and Young Person’s service, assessed the case at one stage but closed it ‘with assurances by the mother being accepted without challenge’.
Amy Howson Aged 16 mths Doncaster Social Services
A series of errors meant child protection agencies missed several opportunities to intervene to protect a 16-month-old girl physically abused and finally murdered by her violent father.Howson, 25, from Nelson Road, Doncaster, was later sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison. Amy’s mother Tina Hunt, 26, was given a 12-month sentence suspended for two years after admitting to allowing the death of a child.
Kennedy McFarlane aged 3 Dumfries and Galloway Social Services
An independent inquiry has concluded that the death of a three-year-old girl “could have been prevented”. But it refused to apportion blame to health and social work officers saying that “her violent death could not have been accurately predicted”.Kennedy McFarlane died on 17 May last year after a blow from her mother’s boyfriend sent her crashing into the leg of a bed. Thomas Duncan, 33, was sentenced to life for the child’s murder at the High Court in Edinburgh in November
Dylan Lockerbie aged 5 months Dumfries & Galloway Social services
Social services have admitted to failings in their care of a baby who was killed by his father in south west Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway Council said a mistake was made in not placing Dylan Lockerbie on the child protection register. Ian Metcalfe was found guilty on Tuesday of the culpable homicide of Dylan, who died when he was five months old in March 1996. Metcalfe, 34, was also convicted of assaulting and killing another son, Kyle, aged 10 weeks, in 1988. Social services were involved with the family after Dylan’s birth but did not consider him specifically “at risk”
Brandon Muir aged 2yrs Dundee Social Services Social workers knew of Heather Boyd’s chaotic life
He died only two days before police, social workers and health workers in Dundee were to discuss his case and possibly decide whether he should be removed from the home where he stayed with his mother, Heather Boyd, and her violent partner, Robert Cunningham. Brandon’s grandparents had told social workers a month before that they feared he was at risk but authorities decided that an “urgent review” did not need to be held for three weeks
Elisha Allen aged 5mths Durham Social Services Social services errors led to death of baby.
A baby girl on the ‘at risk’ register was shaken to death by her violent father after he evaded social services monitoring by moving two miles to a different local authority area. An urgent inquiry is under way into the care of Elisha Allen, who was classified as a ‘vulnerable’ child even before she was born
Caleb Ness aged 11 weeks Edinburgh Social Services
Five social workers involved in the case of an 11-week-old baby who was killed by his father learnt yesterday that they will not face disciplinary action. Caleb Ness from Edinburgh was known to be at risk when his father, Alexander, killed him by shaking him violently. After his birth Caleb was released from hospital into the care of his mother, who was a drug addict, and his father by Edinburgh City Council. He was the subject of two child protection orders when he died on October 11, 2001.Alexander Ness was jailed for 11 years after admitting culpable homicide
Antoine Ogunkoya aged 10 Hackney Social Services
Jim Ogunkoya accuses the authorities of frogmarching his children to their deaths, after his their mother was given unsupervised access to them.Antoine and Kenniece Ogunkoya were killed by Vivian Gamor, a schizophrenic now held indefinitely in a secure mental hospital.She had been sectioned for violence only a few months earlier, but social workers decided she should be granted unsupervised access to the children, against the wishes of their father.
Kenniece Ogunkoya aged 3 Hackney Social Services Mother killed her children when social services allowed her an unsupervised visit. – As above
Tahla Ikram aged 17 months Hammersmith, Fulham/Ealing Social Services said there was no concerns
A toddler tortured by his stepmother was seen by a string of doctors in the weeks before his death but they failed to spot that he was being abused.Talha Ikram was treated in hospital seven times for a broken leg but each time he was examined by a different medic.He died in his cot in unbearable pain last September aged 16 months due to complications relating to another fracture.Stepmum Sumairia Parveen tortured 17-month-old baby Tahla Ikram tortured to deathTalha had a cigarette stubbed out on his skin, suffered three broken ribs and had his leg sliced open so the tendons could be seen.Sumaira Parveen and Talha’s father, Abid Ikram, also broke his thigh and shin and left the injuries untreated so the bones ground together, causing Talha to scream out in agony.A pathologist who examined his body said his injuries resembled those of a car accident victim.24-year-old Parveen and Abid Ikram, 30, were each jailed for nine years for causing or allowing Talha’s death
Rhys Biggs aged 2mths Haringey Social Services Cruel death means nothing if lessons are not learned
He had crushed ribs, a snapped wrist and a broken shoulder when an ambulance crew took him from his blood-spattered cot in Haringey, North London.His crack addict mother Claire Biggs, 27, and her boyfriend Paul Husband, 33, were found guilty of child cruelty
Billie-Jo Jenkins aged 13 Hastings Social Services
Billie-Jo Jenkins (March 29, 1983 – 15 February 1997) was a 13-year-old girl from East Sussex in the United Kingdom, who was murdered on 15 February 1997. Billie-Jo was in foster care at time of murder
Neo Craig aged 10 Months Havering Social Services (Essex) Social Workers missed numerous injuries.
Two crack addicts have been jailed for five years over the death of their 10-month-old son. Neo Craig died from a punch to the stomach that caused fatal internal bleeding
Aliyah Ismail aged 13 Harrow Social Services Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers
13-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute when she was in its care.A London council has been criticised for “significant shortcomings” over the death of a 13-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute when she was in its care. Aliyah Ismail was found dead in her boyfriend’s rundown basement flat in London on 18 October last year after taking an overdose of the heroin substitute, methadone.Just a few days earlier the authorities had lost track of her after she ran away from a children’s home
Jasmine Bellfield aged 2 Kirklees Social Services Stab tot’s mum feared social workers
An investigation is under way to see what contact authorities had with a mentally ill woman from West Yorkshire who killed her two-year-old daughter.Sonia Bellfield, of Naylor Court, Dewsbury, denied murdering Jasmine but admitted her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.A judge at Leeds Crown Court imposed an indefinite hospital order under the Mental Health Act.
Leticia Aalayah Wright aged 4 Kirklees Social Services Social services admitted failings
Sharon Wright, 23, and her boyfriend Peter McKenzie-Seaton, 22, were told they would each serve a minimum of 23 years in jail.Paramedics found Leticia Aaliyah Wright lying bruised and naked on the living room floor at her Huddersfield home.She was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but she died in the early hours of the morning from multiple injuries.The court heard how Leticia had suffered injuries equivalent to those sustained in a major roadaccident, with the fatal injuries inflicted two to three days before her death.She was covered in bruises – old and new – as well as cigarette burns and bite marks.Doctors described the back of her head as a “boggy mass”, with her scalp showing signs of infection
Sex offender Michael Clark killed Zuzanna Zommer in Leeds Girl ‘was found with throat cut’A serious case review into the murder of a Polish teenager in Leeds by a violent sex offender says police and public protection agencies failed to act effectively.
Jasmine Galyer aged 3 Lincolnshire Social Services Social services had been involved for four years.
The stepfather of a three-year-old girl has been jailed for eight years after shaking her to death. Stuart Pirie, 32, of Ripon Close, Scunthorpe, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Jasmine Galyer after abusing her over a 13-month period.Hull Crown Court heard how Pirie shook Jasmine after she wet the bed, causing brain injuries equivalent to a child being involved in a car crash.Mother Melissa Galyer, 21, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for cruelty.
Tia Rigg aged 12 Salford Social Services (Manchester) Social services missed SEVEN opportunities to help her. Murdered by paedophile uncle
Tia Rigg, 12, was lured to the home of her own uncle, John Maden, 38, on the pretext of babysitting for him.Once there he drugged the youngster before torturing and abusing her, then stabbing her in the stomach and strangling her to death with a guitar string.
Alex Sutherland aged 13 Months Manchester Social Services Social Services missed 17 chances to save him.
Scene of unimaginable horror’ when police broke into home Former pharmacist, 39, jailed after admitting neglect.Mother had been drinking alcohol since she was eight.She admitted to drinking six bottles of wine a day.A baby was found dead in his pushchair in front of a blazing gas fire – his body charred and burned – after social services missed 17 chances to save him.Alex Sutherland, aged 13 months, had been dead for at least three days
Delayno Mullings-Sewell aged 3mths Manchester Social Services More failings by police and Child Protection Services
A mentally-ill mother stabbed her two young sons to death just hours after calling her GP and begging them to tell social services to ‘come and get my kids’.Jael Mullings, 22, had smoked large amounts of strong ‘skunk’ cannabis and begun suffering religious delusions in the days before the killings
Romario Mullings-Sewell aged 2 Manchester Social Services More failings by police and social Services.
Courtney Crockett aged 3 Manchester Social Services Social workers said she wasn’t at any risk?
A FATHER condemned social workers over the death of his three-year-old daughter at the hands of a sadist who inflicted over 100 injuries on her body.Courtney Crockett was beaten black and blue by Gareth Rees during a sustained bout of violence after he moved in with her mother last Christmas.Courtney’s natural father Paul phoned social services days before she died after noticing extensive bruising on the child’s face and bottom. But the social worker was on holiday and never returned his call – and Courtney died the following week.
Chloe Fahey aged 5 Manchester Social Services Investigation has been launched into the social services
A damning report has criticised authorities for ignoring a series of warnings that could have saved the life of a five-year-old girl killed by her mother.Chloe Fahey was stabbed 52 times by Aisling Murray in a ritualistic killing at her house in Stretford, Greater Manchester in June 2003.The mother-of-two, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, was in a catatonic state when police arrived at the property.Murray had stripped her child’s bedroom of fixtures and fittings, removed all the wallpaper, and turned the bed into an altar before attacking the little girl.Murray had been discharged from hospital by Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust a few weeks before the killing.
Alexander Gallon aged 4 months Newcastle Social Services Care review follows baby’s death
A single mother who killed her four-month-old son and then falsely claimed he died in a fire started by raiders escaped a jail sentence.Danielle Wails, 22, admitted killing Alexander Gallon and inventing a story that she used her tongue to dial 999 to raise the alarm after being attacked and bound with telephone cord.
Aaron O’Neil aged 3 months Newcastle Social Services Social Worker sacked after baby murder
Child protection services have been criticised after a father battered and burnt his three-month-old son to death. Paul O’Neil, 33, from Newcastle, was jailed for life after he held the face of his son Aaron against a gas fire and later fractured his skull. O’Neil, of Banbury Road, Kenton, was told he must serve at least 22 years.
Ruby Spink aged 11mths Norfolk Social Services Social Services monitoring Ruby when she died.
A teenager who killed a baby when he spun her around and slammed her head against a wall had been banned from seeing her, it has emerged. He had been barred from visiting Ruby, who was placed on the child protection register days before her death.
Lauren Creed aged 5 Norfolk social services Social Services and police admitted fatal errors.
SOCIAL services in Norfolk admitted they had failed in their duty to protect Lauren Creed, the five-year-old child murdered by her mother’s violent boyfriend.Other agencies involved with the child in the three months before her death said they had made mistakes, too, and police admitted a series of fatal errors.
Amaraye Bryan aged 11 weeks Nottingham Social Services Disastrous failures by social workers, police and health staff
Social services and police have been condemned for failing to stop a violent father who went on to murder his 11-week-old baby boy. Courtney Bryan (Father) was well known to the authorities in Nottingham where he was involved in four families in which young children were seriously injured.
Charlotte Avenall aged 8yrs Nottingham Social Services Social services condemned over death of girl found hanged
Social workers responsible for looking after an eight-year-old girl found hanged in her bedroom after weeks of neglect were poorly trained and over-worked, a report found. Charlotte Avenall, who was severely disabled, died in her ”revolting and squalid” room despite being known to social workers throughout her life.
Leanne White aged 3yrs Nottingham Social Services Social services who investigated earlier abuse decided there were no concerns.
In 1992 Nottinghamshire Social Services Leanne White, three, was beaten to death by her stepfather, Colin Sleate, who made her sleep on the floor. The girl suffered 107 external injuries and died of internal bleeding and repeated blows to the stomach. Sleate was jailed for life for the girl’s murder while her mother, Tina, received 10 years for manslaughter. An inquiry concluded that her death could have been prevented if Nottinghamshire social services had responded properly to reports from her grandmother and neighbours that she was at risk.
Violet Mullen aged 15 months Oldham Social Services String of mistakes by 11 agencies
A probe into the death of a toddler killed by her mother’s violent lover uncovered a catalogue of failings by child protection agencies. Violet Mullen, 15 months, endured weeks of assaults by Gary Alcock before she died at home in Oldham in January 2010.Her injuries resembled those from a car crash.A serious case review made 90 recommendations and highlighted a string of mistakes by 11 agencies.
Rikki Lee Neave aged 6 Peterborough Social Services Failed by social services
Rikki Neave, six, was found strangled by his coat zipper in a wood near Peterborough. His drug addict mother, Ruth, was jailed after admitting cruelty towards Rikki and two of his three sisters. She hit them, burned them, threw them across the room and locked them outside. Neave had asked a succession of social workers to take the boy off her hands and told one she would kill Rikki if they did not do something. A report by the social services inspectorate three years later said fault primarily lay with senior management in Cambridgeshire social services department.
Perrin Barlow aged 9 Months Plymouth Social Services Agencies ‘failed’ to protect baby
An investigation into the death of a baby in Plymouth through neglect says there was a “fundamental failure” to protect him. Perrin Barlow was nine months old when he died in July 2002 in a city flat. Perrin’s mother Stephanie Horrocks, a drug addict, and partner Mark McAndrew, were jailed last year after admitting child cruelty. Horrocks died in jail.
Trae-Bleu Layne aged 3 Reading Social Services Social Services failed to protect toddler
Girl, 3, killed by methadone overdose after junkie mother gives her drug ‘to make her sleep’A three-year-old girl died from a methadone overdose her junkie mother may have given her to make her sleep
Ashley Chadburn aged 2 –Sheffield Social Services , Social workers criticised for the death of a two-year-old boy
Social workers have been criticised for failing to prevent the death of a two-year-old boy who drank his heroin addict mother’s substitute drug.Ashley Chadburn sipped from a bottle of methadone as Rachel Hipkiss smoked heroin in her home in December 2001. When he fell ill, she left him in the care of a 16-year-old addict and went Christmas shopping.
Kirk Hammersley aged 7yrs Stoke-on-Trent Social Services Kirk was on a child protection register.
A care worker who strangled his seven-year-old son after learning he was to lose custody of the child has been jailed for life.
Carly Townsend aged 16 Swansea Social Services Another catalogue of failings by Children’s Services
An expert has asked why a teenager who died of a heroin overdose was permitted to live with her drug-abusing family. The mother and half-sister of Carly Townsend, 16, were convicted of manslaughter through gross negligence after failing to call help for her.
Chloe Davies aged 16 Swansea Social Services Failed by agencies to properly protect her.
Chloe Davies was just 16 when she committed suicide in April Failed by agencies to properly protect her.
Kyle Bates aged 16 Swansea Social Services A number of referrals made to social services were ignored.
The tragic case of Kyle Bates contains serious failings to tackle the problems he faced for almost his whole life.
Aaron Gilbert aged 13 months Swansea Social Services Swansea Social Services ignored the warnings
Social workers failed properly to follow up child abuse allegations about a baby from Swansea who was later murdered, a report has found. Eight days before Aaron Gilbert was killed by his mother’s partner in May 2005, Aaron was subjected to a torrent of abuse. An anonymous caller complained about the way he was being treated.
Baby Jack aged 6 mths Tameside Social Services Serious case review was launched.
A couple have been jailed for three years for child cruelty following the death of their six-month-old baby.Stacey Taylor and Mark Harrison’s son, Jack, died of pneumonia at Tameside General Hospital in November 2006.Examinations later found that he had suffered a number of fractures to his limbs
A REVIEW into the death of a four-year-old girl killed by her mum today criticised children’s care services for cutting off contact with the family.Chloe Fletcher died in April 2009 at her home in Oakdale Avenue, Wallasey. Her mum Laura Fletcher, then 23, was detained in hospital indefinitely last October for drowning her daughter as she feared she was going to be taken away by her dad and social services.After drowning the youngster in a bath of cold water she wrapped her in a towel and slept with her for the night before trying to take her own life.
Diamond Dwomoh aged 10 mths Waltham Forest Social Services Significant shortcomings in methods used in child protection.
Hospital worker was ‘obsessed with daughter’s weight’ and poured food into her mouth.Infant died from pneumonia caused from meat and cereal found in her lungs
Ryan Lovell-Hancox aged 3 Wolverhampton Social Services A social worker attended the home the day the toddler was rushed to hospital in a coma.
A couple who brutally murdered a three-year-old boy were today jailed for life. Kayley Boleyn and Christopher Taylor inflicted more than 70 injurieson Ryan Lovell-Hancox, who died in hospital on Christmas Eve 2008. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard Boleyn, 19, was known to social services.
Tyra Henry – 21 mnths old – murdered by her dad – her brother Tyrone whose injuries – including fractures of thighs and skull, retinal haemorrhages, and brain damage causing fits – had left the boy blind and with a learning difficulty.Visited numerous times by social services
Maria Caldwell – Social Services, NSPCC and Police did nothing = Maria Colwell died on 6th January 1973, aged 7
Maria Colwell, seven, died in Brighton after being starved and beaten by her stepfather, William Kepple. She had suffered brain damage, a fractured rib, black eyes, extensive external bruising and internal injuries. Maria had been fostered by her aunt and uncle because her mother, Pauline, could not cope with bringing up five children on her own. Five years later Pauline decided she wanted her daughter back. But an inquiry by the Department of Health found that East Sussex county council had insufficient evidence to return the girl. There were 50 official visits to the family, including from social workers, health visitors, police and housing officers. All agencies involved in the case were criticised
Jasmin Beckford, NSPCC, Social Services failures = Jasmine had been locked in a small bedroom with body-building weights tied to her broken legs to stop her moving. Emaciated and deformed, she weighed just 23 pounds. She had 40 injuries to her face and body – her ribs were also broken and she had ulcers, burns and cuts to her leg.
Carly Taylor – her childminder wrote directly to the Director of Social Services, having failed to persuade the senior social worker that Carly was in danger after neighbours and relatives were ignored by social services
Jasmine Lorrington was 4 when she died in Brent on 5th July 1984.
20-month old Martin Nicoll 67 injuries. Visited numerous times by social services
8-yr-old Victoria Climbié kettle of boiling water tipped over her head. Her toes were struck with a hammer. She was beaten with a bicycle chain, belt buckle and had cigarettes stubbed out on her body. She lived in a freezing bath. On 25th February 2000 Victoria died of hypothermia and multiple organ failure, with 128 horrific injuries to her body, after suffering months of horrific abuse and neglect in a tiny flat in Tottenham, London.
Lauren Wright aged 6 was found dead on 6th May 2000 after suffering a fatal blow to the stomach from her stepmother, which caused her digestive system to collapsed. Visited numerous times by social services
In January 2002 Ainlee Labonte/Walker, of Plaistow, east London, aged two years and 7 months, was starved, punched, scalded, burnt and tortured to death by her parents. She had 64 scars, scalds and bruises on her body, including cigarette burns. The inquiry identified a “lack of communication” between agencies.
John Gray, police failures just 21-months old, suffered more than 200 injuries before he died. John suffered a series of beatings from his mother’s partner. He had more then 200 injuries to 92 parts of his body. His liver had been ruptured, he had a fractured arm, broken ribs and injuries to his testicles. police ignored natural fathers complaints
Tiffany Wright aged 3 was found dead in September 2007 in an insect-infested room in the Sheffield pub run by her mother and stepfather.A review into her death found social services never visited the pub despite a midwife’s fears that their children were left alone in unfit conditions.
Bristol have been criticised for information sharing and assessment failings in the case of a 10-year-old girl who died following years of neglect. A serious case review into the care received by “Child A”, who died from a heart attack after falling into a bath of scalding hot water, said professionals failed to grasp the level of neglect endured by her and her seven siblings. Though the children were placed on the child protection register from May 2003 to January 2004, they received no other systematic assessment of their needs, while professionals treated significant risk indicators in isolation, failing to build up a picture of the family situation.
Police and social services failed to visit seven-year-old Khyra Ishaq in the four months before she apparently starved to death, despite an initial “welfare check” on the family
An inquiry into the care of a seven-year-old girl who was shot dead while staying with a convicted crack dealer has uncovered a catalogue of failures by social services, children’s guardians and immigration officials.Toni-Ann Byfield was under protection of Birmingham City Council. Police believe Toni-Ann was murdered to prevent her from identifying Mr Byfield’s killer.
A coroner accused social workers of a “gross, total and complete” failure to protect a 13-month-old girl who died in squalor. Sophie Casey’s grandparents, a neighbour and a hospital had warned them about her mother’s neglect and the one-armed heroin addict who lived with them.
Tyrell Rowe 19-months old, died in hospital on 17 October from brain damage after being repeatedly punched in the face. Hackney Council social services had been supervising the baby, but had not examined him during that period.Judge Anthony Morris criticised the council for not making public an internal investigation into the death. ‘Lack of protection’ “I find it regrettable because the purpose of such an investigation must be how such failures occurred and to prevent them happening again,” he said. “I am disappointed by the apparent lack of protection given to Tyrell by the social services department.”
A baby girl murdered by her sadistic father could have survived if health and social workers had taken action over signs of illtreatment, a damning report said yesterday. Jessica Randall was just 54 days old when she died. Her brief life was dominated by systematic and horrific abuse at the hands of her 33-year-old father Andrew, who was jailed for her murder.A report found that both social workers and hospital staff failed to classify her as a child “at risk”, even though concerns over her safety were raised a number of times.Jessica was seen on ten separate occasions by up to 30 healthcare professionals, including doctors, health visitors and nurses.
April 26, 2005, Kimberley Baker died,” he said. “She should by that time have been a thriving, lively 11-month-old girl and she was not. “She was a pitiful, seriously emaciated mite, dehydrated and starved with severe ulcerations to her buttocks. “Her weight was that of a six-week-old baby. Her skin fell loosely around her. Photographs of her are truly shocking. “Her chance of a decent life or any life in this world had been snuffed out by the appalling negligence of you two. Despite the concerns over Kimberley the health worker did not go upstairs to see the baby.
Social workers and police were accused of disastrous failures that led to the murder of a month-old baby. Luigi Askew was left at the mercy of his violent father Duncan Mills, who had a prison record and a history of assaulting girlfriends. A social worker and a health visitor called at the baby’s home the day before he was beaten to death by his father last May. They reported the child was “developing well”.
Vivian Gamor, 29, murdered Antoine, 10, and suffocating Kenniece, three, in Hackney, east London. Judge criticised a council after it allowed a mentally ill woman access to her children before she killed them.
Sophie Merry, three, had a ruptured intestine and 170 bruises. Visited numerous times by social services
Chelsea Pickering, 11 months, died after neglect. Visited numerous times by social services
Kimberley Carlile, four, died after being starved and beaten by her stepfather, Nigel Hall. Greenwich social workers were allowed only to peep through a glass panel at the top of a bedroom door. The inquiry recommended that responses be made immediately to any referral suggestive of child abuse.
Doreen Mason, 16 months, died after her mother and boyfriend bruised and burnt her and broke her leg but failed to have her injuries treated. The inquiry said her social worker was inexperienced and unsupervised and that Southwark social services had a “siege mentality”.
Leanne White, three, was beaten to death by her stepfather, Colin Sleate. An inquiry said Nottinghamshire social services had not responded properly to warnings from her grandmother and neighbours.
Chelsea Brown, two, was battered to death by her father, Robert Brown. Her Derbyshire social worker visited 27 times in the 10 weeks before her death. A paediatrician said some of her injuries had “no plausible explanation”. That should have triggered a case conference and police involvement.
Doreen Mason died of neglect after her mother and her boyfriend bruised, burnt and broke the 16-month-old’s leg then failed to have her injuries treated. Christine Mason and Roy Aston were convicted of manslaughter and cruelty and each jailed for 12 years. Doreen was on the “at risk” register of Southwark council from birth. She slept on the floor where the couple put junk food for her to eat. A report said her social worker was inexperienced and given no proper training or supervision, and that Southwark social services department suffered from a “siege mentality” and “destructive mistrust” between senior managers.
Heidi Koseda starved to death in a locked room in Hillingdon, west London. Her stepfather, Nicholas Price, was jailed for life for her murder while her mother, Rosemary Koseda, was found guilty of manslaughter and detained in a high security psychiatric hospital. A private inquiry into her death found that the senior National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children inspector allocated to her case failed to investigate a complaint of child abuse made by a neighbour. He also tried to cover this up with a fictitious account of a visit to see the child.
Tyra Henry died after being battered and bitten by her father, Andrew Neil, while in local authority care. Neil was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment for the 21-month-old baby’s murder. A report on the case found that the white social workers from Lambeth council tended to be too trusting of the family because they were black. John Patten, then a junior social services minister, published new guidelines on child abuse cases for social workers soon after.
Dennis O’Neil, 13, was beaten to death by his foster father, Reginald Gough, at Bank Farm, Shropshire. A post-mortem examination revealed he had been starved for months and weighed just four stone. The murder trial revealed that he had sucked the farm cows’ udders in a desperate attempt to get some sustenance. The case shook a war weary Britain and there was a national outcry when Gough was jailed for six years for manslaughter. An appeal court ruling changed the verdict to murder and his sentence was extended to 10 years. A Home Office inquiry identified a string of failures by the staff and agencies involved in the case. There had been confusion between the two local authorities responsible for the boy’s foster placement, conflicting reports by childcare staff about his wellbeing, staff shortages and miscommunication.
This is just the tip of the iceberg on children that have died as a result of Social Services failures and it is imperitive the public stay outraged and demand changes and every time they see social services failures the public must speak up because you never know when it will happen to a child you know
Some Evil Social workers offences
Senior social worker Douglas Makey, struck off in September for grooming and sexually abusing girls at a children’s home in Gravesend, Kent, stayed on the social work register for eight months after the complaint against him went to regulators.
A man struck off last month for a seven-year campaign of sexual abuse of his partner’s young daughter, remained on the register for 11 months after the allegations were raised. Another who abused his three-year-old son was only suspended three months after the complaint was lodged.
It was three months before Christopher Hardman, from Batley, Yorkshire, was removed from the register after regulators were told he had encouraged vulnerable teenagers to pose naked for cash.
A FORMER child social worker from Blackwood admitted downloading 97 pornographic photos and videos of children. The images downloaded by Paul Neill, 33, from Pencoed Avenue, Cefn Forest, classed from levels one to five, the worst possible level, Newport crown court was told.
A MAN responsible for the welfare of vulnerable North-East children has been struck off as a social worker for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl. Convicted paedophile Dwight McGuire worked in Darlington for four years, although his offence was committed some years before he moved to the town.
A sexual predator has been jailed for abusing young girls more than 40 years after starting his perverted campaign.David Greensmith, 62, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for rapes and indecent assaults dating back as far as 1961. The former social worker repeatedly targeted his victims, who were as young as seven, in an “almost continuous code of conduct”
A former social worker has been jailed for 18 months for abusing girls in his care.Ex-Samaritan Hugh Christie, 55, targeted girls at Hollycroft Children’s Home near Chelmsford where he worked
A supervisor at a former children’s home has been jailed for five years for sexually abusing youngsters in his care. A Court heard that social worker Gordon Oliver, 58, grossly abused the trust of vulnerable children over 25 years
A social worker who sexually abused children more than 30 years ago was finally caught after being nominated for a bird-watching award.Chris Rhodes, 73, was employed by Cardiff social services to look after troubled young boys 30 years ago.But he abused three children in his care on camping trips
A sick social worker, recruited to work with vulnerable children, is today behind bars after having a sexual relationship with a school girl. Thomas Ritzler, 28, who worked for Surrey County Council’s children’s complex needs team, was jailed for two years and four months
A social worker from Broadstairs has been jailed for four years after admitting sexually abusing a girl. Michael Pointon, 42, of Prince Andrew Road, appeared at Canterbury Crown Court last Thursday for sentencing for offences, including indecent assault and gross indecency.
A social worker in Cambridgeshire has been jailed for 16 months for a sex assault on a 12-year-old girl. Kevin Mence, 42, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, rubbed the girl’s leg as they watched a film and kissed her as she sat on a toilet
A social worker who subjected his stepchildren to almost a decade of ‘deliberate and unceasing cruelty’ has been jailed for nearly nine years. Victor Lindsay, 45, brutally beat and tortured his girlfriend’s three children Leon, Leona, and Cleo, who were aged five, four and two respectively when the attacks began in 1985
COLLEAGUES of a paedophile children’s worker from Wilmslow, jailed after a string of indecent assaults against a schoolboy, say they always suspected he was a pervert. David Crank, 50, of Oak Lea Avenue, near Fulshaw Park worked as a senior manager within the Children and Families Services at Tameside Council where staff became suspicious eight years ago. Married Crank, who is thought to have moved in with his mother, abused the trusting youngster after asking him if he knew the facts of life. On one occasion he told the boy: “I might like to touch you – but I’d never hurt you.”
A SOCIAL worker from Coventry who confessed to hoarding thousands of obscene images of young children was today jailed for 18 months.Former scout master David Linforth aged 55, had photos and pseudo photos of children, some engaged in depraved sexual acts
A social worker who sexually abused at least three boys in his care and used two teenagers as prostitutes has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years. Philip Roe, 59, “seriously and systematically abused” his victims
A SOCIAL worker and naturist leader from North Yorkshire was caught with sickening images of child abuse on his work computer, a hearing was told.John Wymark-Hoar, 64, of Victoria Road, Malton, downloaded “disturbing” photos, cartoons and videos while working for the charity Crime Reduction Initiative in Leeds
A former social worker who downloaded pornographic pictures of children from the internet amassed more than 900 images. Nicholas Blatchley, of Brookfield Gardens, Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, was working for Islington Social Services between 1999 and 2002 while he was using his home computer to access the pictures.
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