Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board statement

By on 12/01/2011 in News

Detectives from the Public Protection Unit at Stechford police station are investigating the suspicious death of a child on Sunday 9 January.

A spokesperson for the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board said: “The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has a statutory duty to review every death of a child or young person in Birmingham.  By enhancing our understanding of why children die, we are able to target future partnership intervention.

“Every one of these is a tragedy to their family and friends, it is our responsibility to identify how agencies can work together to reduce the number of children that die in our city.

“In a very small number of cases where abuse or neglect is suspected to be a factor, the board commissions an independently-led serious case review to identify whether there are any lessons that agencies can take forward.

“The board is reviewing the circumstances of this case and will meet on Friday to make a decision regarding a serious case review.”

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