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33 + named Children that have Died from Social Services Failures inc Haringey Baby P

4th Nov 2009 | in Baby P Haringey - News

This article date has been updated to prepare for new names that will be added to the list

Social services failures are so regular it is a daily occurance and 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.

Baby P - Haringey

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

Maria Caldwell  - Social Services, NSPCC and Police did nothing = Maria Colwell died on 6th January 1973, aged 7

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.

28 June 1944, Dennis O’Neill = Foster care abuse complaints ignored by Social Services - he died from the abuse

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

Stephen Meurs (1975)

Heidi Koseda (1984),

Jasmine Lorrington was 4 when she died in Brent on 5th July 1984.

20-month old Martin Nicoll 67 injuries

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

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

Chelsea Pickering, 11 months, died after neglect

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.

Delayno Mullings-Sewell and his two-year-old brother, Romario,Manchester social services staff faced questions

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

Comments

  • On 5th Dec 2008 at 06:48 PM Eric Hornby said...

    What on earth is the problem with the Social Services! They are a total waste of space and money. The senior management have 3 or more holidays abroad a year whilst children are being beaten and starved to death. It’s more than time that the government came down heavily on the useless, spineless twits and sacked the lot of them. Replace them with people who are dedicated to thier jobs, not to lining thier own pockets.Let us all voice our opinion and get rid of these useless paracites.

  • On 6th Dec 2008 at 02:29 AM Teresa said...

    Hi Eric

    Social Services have been given too much power in the familiy courts by the government, they are led by text books, insufficient training, lack of care and the list is endless.

    The government are fully to blame for letting it get this way.

    Thousands of children sexually physically and mentally abused IN care by carers who are into children in a sick way and the government ignored everyone of them and sadly it still goes on. Thousands of children abused outside the care system and the government ignored that too.

    Time for change

    All those MP’s in the blog here and thats just a few of them into children in a sick way and add the police officers and judges to that number. That list is just a few of them.

    This is NOT what our children are here for.

    I hope to God everyone stands up against the government and social services and brought back law and order to the UK because right now the only ones protected are all the abusers curtesy of the UK’s terrible government.

    The public have no idea what is going and this is only a tiny fraction of the problems and I hope they start listening and do something about it because child abuse is much much bigger and more wide spread than they can even begin to imagine.

  • On 10th Dec 2008 at 08:04 PM michaelmac said...

    True Teresa but like shoesmith they wont go till they are pushed off the top of a very tall building

  • On 1st Jan 2009 at 06:38 AM Crystal said...

    These parents are sick. They should be donated for medical research and used like lab rats for the rest of their lives. I think these beautiful soles of all these children should have been helped, but it is the parents or carer’s who are doing it to them. There must be some sort of physical abnormality in their brain’s different to everyone else because this kind of tortue to another human is horrific, for it to be the children who are innocent to suffer there must be something wrong with them. I have children and this just turns my stomach. If only there was a simillar thing inside there brains between all these sick parents we could find it before they have children and stop them ever doing so. There has to be a way. Why should more die. I have researched and found the same sort of injuries on children from as early as 1934. I am sure there is much more. these people get a kick out of seeing people suffer and most of them are step parents or caregivers so is it an uncontrollable jelousy or something else. Then there is the ones with no connection like the child who was taken by 2 teenagers, walked 2 and a half miles being tortured while he was screeming for his mum then tortured more including batteries forced in his anus then left to die on the railway track. These boys were out and free very quickly and are now protected from the rest of the world to stop any harm coming to them. There was no connection they were just that type of person and i believe that they will always have that abnormality to enjoy hurting others.

  • On 10th Apr 2009 at 07:49 PM manny said...

    thats stupid

  • On 28th Jul 2009 at 04:08 PM SHEILA JACKSON said...

    THE S SERVCES ARE STILL NOT STOPPING CHILDREN SUFFERING I HAVE 5 GRANDCHILDREN IN CARE I HAD THEM LIVING WITH ME TEMP WITH MY OTHER GRANDCHILDREN 2 FROM MY OTHER DAUGHTER THEN A NEW WORKER REMOVED THEM FROM MY CARE SAID I DIDNOT HAVE TO NO WHY BEEN FIGHTING 5YEARS + TO CARE FOR THEM DONE ASSESMENT PAST . I NO WHAT YOU THINKING SHE MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHINK BUT NO I HAVE NOT BEST IS I WORK AS A CHILDRENS NANNY FOR A VERY WELL TO DO FAMILY FOR 18 YEARS BUT A YOUNG WORKER WITH NO CHILD CARE SAID TOO MANY SHE NEVER EVEN SEEN ME WITH CHILDREN BUT THE FIGHT STILL GOES ON I HAVE LETTERS FROM THE DEPT AT TOP SAYING THEY GOT IT WRONG BUT STILL NOTHING CHANGES LOOKING FOR FAMILYS WITH FIGHT AGANST THE DEPT TO MAKE CONTACT SO WE CAN JOIN IN A SUPPORT GROUP AND FIGHT THEM DEPT HAS TO TAKE NOTE IF EVERY ONE STANDS TOGETHER SO PLASE CONTACT ME .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • On 3rd Oct 2009 at 07:55 PM whitetornadouk said...

    well if you have the time do like i have and am still doing i could sure need some help ok puting it hear but nothing is done i have emailed every mp in the house and i will carry on and fully intened to send the email i had over 3 seperate lots of children abused by the same man they even whent to 2 different police stations to have him charged with abuse to try and protect the children he is doing it to now police did nothing social services ADVISED THE MOTHER AND STEPFATHER NOT TO DO IT CHILDRENS OWN DAD HAS FOURGHT FOR NEARLY 4 YEARS AND STILL IS FIGHTING IF YOU WANT TO HELP BEFORE 1 CLAP ROUND THE HEAD OF THIS LITTLE GIRL IS 1 TO MANY PLEASE HELP ME BY SENDING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WHOLE SYSTEM AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT I WILL SEND THEM ALONG WITH ALL MINE OVER AND OVER NOT JUST THAT BUT I WILL GO AS FAR AS TO BUT THE EVIDENCE I HAVE ALONG WITH ANY COMMENT ANYONE SEND THROUGH EVERY DOOR IN THE UK PLEASE THE WAR WASNT WON ON ITS OWN WE CAN DO THIS IF WE STICK TOGETHER SHOUT UP AND DONT STOP WE ARE ALL GUILTY IF WE JUST SAY AND DO NOTHING WE WONT BE FOBBED OFF ANYMORE AND JUST IN CASE THIS DOESNT GIVE YOU MY EMAIL

  • On 7th Oct 2009 at 05:35 PM lucy said...

    i am training to become a social worker yet wonder if i should specialise in a different area to protecting children. it seems lots of these cases such as baby p are blindingly obvious that theres serious abuse and neglect going on. so how can so many people keep missing it? i wonder whether its more a case that the long list of rules and procedures set out for social workers are the things stopping them protecting these children, rather than a lack of wanting to. they need to change the policy on what point you can intervene and take a child away. it shouldnt be when the child has been hospitalised. it should be at the social workers first suspicions, even if only fostered temporarily.

  • On 8th Oct 2009 at 04:52 AM sheila jackson said...

    dont stop traing if you truly love children ,all i ask if you belive somethinks wrong just check facts from all sides dont be afraid to questen the bosses they are not always wright .thing will never change unless we have good workers and iv had the good and bad. i am a childrens nanny to a well to do family have been for 18 years not checked by dept have 3 grandchildren in care because the dept didnot check with me have it in righting they got it wrong ect but i cannot have them even though i have followed every rule in book for 5 years of fighting but they can stay or live with someone ho as had no checks or followed rules how can this be fair wish you well s jackson

  • On 23rd Oct 2009 at 04:55 PM dawnie said...

    we are in the system after i went to the docs as my lil baby had a mark on her they have put us under supervision for no reason, they have failed the babies that have died due to there neglet and we are paying for it!

  • On 24th Oct 2009 at 08:34 AM whitetornadouk said...

    well lets face it thats about right for them but there not only to blame the goverment close there eyes to what they are doing and its not till there is a death that they then say this must not happen again and then blame ss yes they are to blame but the goverment controls what they do and ed balls is nothing but aload of them he knows passes it on and leaves it at that unless everyone sticks together it will carry on and really it will be us that are to blame then for not shouting loud enough me I am on my own excluded because I wont shut up treated diffrently than everyone else but i will carry on

  • On 29th Dec 2009 at 04:32 PM No Grandparents rights in SC said...

    Our grandson was placed back with mom and dad after he had received 2nd & third degree burns that had to be treated at the August Burn center. DSS was informed that this was not the first time that we had to step in to save this child. At about 9 months old he swallowed mom’s valluim they sat there and watched him eatting it and did nothing, if we had not taking him to the er he would have died that night. But he is back in their loving care now and we can not even see him or his siter. Thanks DSS

  • On 25th Jan 2010 at 04:36 PM Bob de Bilde said...

    I have reposted this article on my blog… http://social-nonservice.blogspot.com/2009/11/33-named-children-that-have-died-from.html

  • On 28th Feb 2010 at 02:22 PM Adejumoke said...

    I was raised in care, suffering many injuries these children went through, my parents were powerless by the system, so I was left with the abusers for years.

    In all honesty, the money is there, its the resources that are lacking. Social Services create short term solutions to long lived difficulties.

    It saddens me when I hear my colleagues talk about families (I work in the NHS Children and Families Health Visiting). If the problems are known to SSD, the issues in the family intensify and the children get the blame for “exposing the family.” They are then groomed to hide behind lies everytime a practitioner comes to visit, i.e. Baby P and his chocolate covered face.

    SSD are people investing in people, there is a quota to meet to continue getting funding; this is wrong. If you tell me, get 10 children under child protection, 5 into C
    AMHS, 5 into care, 8 in need and you have 1 week to do so; I’d just laugh at you becos, although it might be there, it might not be there in the children and young people we are working with. SSD take children into care when their parents don’t allow them any junk food or when they eat so much junk food, they are obese; point? Quota and the reasons for it can be as embellished as an airbrushed celebrity.

    Being in care sucks unless you were in worse situation before you were taken in. Social Workers aren’t worth the money. If I was earning £30k a year, I wouldn’t care if your child was in care or not, as long as I get paid on the 1st or 15th of every month, is the mentality social workers have. I’ve had enough of them from the age of 6 to the age of 24 to know.

    Sorry for the long comment. grin.

  • On 1st Mar 2010 at 12:41 PM Teresa said...

    Hi Adejumoke

    Your post was very welcomed as your opinion does matter grin

    It is awful your right and thats the problem as children in care often face much worst abuse than they did when at home.

    There are many problems in families that could be resolved if there were the services which their currently isnt but social services see each child as a means to make money for their department and of course that money pays their wages too.

    All the money given for each child taken into care is put into one big money pot so that money allocated for the child isnt necessarily spent on the child.

    Its all about money and psychiatrists make a huge amount of money as do all the little offshoots working for and under the social services hat.

    Look at this link

    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-02-05a.316072.h&s=tim+loughton#g316072.q0

    The response this February proves nothing has changed to protect children from being drugged in care. The government misled everyone into thinking the childrens homes regulations protected children from being drugged in care but they misled everyone as the procedure is the exact same thing as when I was in care in the 70’s and 80’s and we were not protected just as children in care right now are not protected.

    All the gov do is lie to everyone and mislead people

  • On 22nd Apr 2010 at 09:10 AM Brigitte said...

    R.I.P

  • On 22nd Aug 2010 at 10:06 PM anon said...

    I am a mum who had suffered abuse as a child and was in and out of care from baby til 16 years of age. i had my first child at 18 while i was pregnant social services said that as my parents abused me they thought i would do it to my child. I understand that it can happen but there is some that would never do it. Anyway to cut a long story short i had 3 more children and my eldest two was taken from me and social services continued to monitor me until this year . My eldest is 14 and she has a full care order and my other child was adopted i had to live with social services for 3 months when i had my third and pregnant with my fourth i passed the assessment but yet still continued to try and tar me with the same brush my parents had. My youngest is now 7 years old and only this year they have left me alone. I am happily married and have been with my partner for 10 years . This is where i feel that social services have a habit to pick on the ones who dont need help. What made me laugh was social services even asked me to foster a child in the family 3 years ago. I was not allowed my daughter home but was allowed to foster. Where is the sense in that. Anyway i hope that the system will get better and help the ones that really do need it. If the parents come from a bad background then offer them help etc if it still fails then fine do what you got to go but at least make it a better system and maybe one day there wont be as much child abuse hitting the papers as there is today i read at least of 1 case per day missed by social services.

  • On 7th Oct 2010 at 08:08 AM sophie said...

    how could people do this it is diguesting people like this make me sick and i think they should be tourtued for this and then they will see how their children felt and what they had to go through i think social services are abit useless….

  • On 29th Oct 2010 at 02:45 PM JOHAN said...

    FOUR CHHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES IN EIGHT YEARS. ALIENATED THE FATHER REINFORCED THE MOTHER WHO THEY HAVE JUST TAKEN HIM AWAY FROM AFTER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SAY HE IS SEVERELY DISTURBED. THEY PLACE HIM WITH RELIGIOUS EXTREMEISTS AND REFUSE TO CONSIDER SCHOLARLY ARTICLES THAT SUGGEST THIS PLACES HIM AT RISK OF SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

  • On 15th Nov 2010 at 06:45 PM Kate said...

    So it’s that simple, blame the Social Workers? What about the sadistic abusers that inflicted these injuries?
    Yes these examples are vile and upsetting but these are the extreme and are unlikely to have been the first incidents.
    Clearly important opportunities were missed to save these children but as Social Workers do not have any particular power or rights, and without any clear evidence they have no right to remove peoples children. Even people have made comments on here that they have has children or family members removed but the Social are wrong for doing that also? Can they ever win?
    Social workers have very high caseloads of many families who are aggressive and abusive when they are questioned, making the job harder and a longer task then what is needed. Parents only concerns are that the feel that they are being ‘made out to be a bad parent’, nothing to do with the fact that it is about the safety and welfare of the children. Many people are very quick to point the finger and blame others before looking at what they are doing themselves. Social Workers do not pass judgement without reason.
    And finally what about the success stories? I’m not arguing that damaging mistakes have been made and children has suffered greatly but there is also good ones where children have been saved from a life of abuse. But who wants to focus of the positive when we can bitch and hate for the bad.

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