02:00AM, Tuesday 01 April 2014
Theresa May MP has expressed her concerns over the findings of a serious case review into the death of Windsor baby Callum Wilson.
11-month-old Callum was murdered by his mother Emma Wilson, 25, of Paddock Close, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years at the Old Bailey in January.
A serious case review report published yesterday said Callum's death could have been 'prevented' after agencies made a number of 'missed opportunities' to intervene.
The Home Secretary said: “It is extremely concerning that opportunities were missed to intervene in this case which, had they been taken, could have prevented Callum’s tragic death.
"This report raises serious questions about what went wrong and how the agencies involved should have reacted. I note that all the recommendations from the report have been implemented, which I welcome.
"The protection of vulnerable children is the most important duty facing social services.
"By addressing the mistakes that failed to prevent Callum’s death, we must ensure that everything possible is done to protect children so that a tragedy such as this cannot happen again.”
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