Children in local authority care

There have been a number of shocking cases of children being killed by their carers or parents. Two of the most recent cases have been Baby Peter and Victoria Climbie.

A good account of the issues arising in the case of Baby Peter can be found in the Guardian at

The case of Victoria Climbie led to an enquiry into child protection by Lord Laming and the recommendations arising out of the enquiry – a good account of the case can be found at

Lord Laming produced another report following the death of Baby Peter which gives a good account of the issues current in child protection:

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