Since the tragic death of Peter we have tried to learn the lessons and share these appropriately.
a confidential review into the practice of an individual, the report
mentioned by the BBC remains unpublished. However, we have shared the
report with all appropriate bodies investigating the death of this
child. It is not correct to say that we failed to be open with the
We acknowledged the report 06/05/08.
discussed the report with the then chair of the Local Safeguarding Board
including the recommendations, which we understood would be referenced
in the serious case review. The report was shared with them, although
paragraphs relating to other children, not of interest to social
services, were removed. Matters covered by staff confidentiality were
As there was a criminal trial, we gave the whole
report to the Metropolitan police 13/5/08, to the Crown Prosecution
Service, 25/6/08, it would not be for us to give the report to the
defence but the CPS following normal disclosure procedures.
report was sent in full to the Joint Area Review (JAR) involving the
Healthcare Commission, predecessor to the CQC, on the 20/11/08. We
note the CQC has confirmed in a statement to the BBC it received that
The report was one of the sources for the Care Quality
Commission (CQC) report published May 2009 which was extensively covered
at the time.
The report was also shared in full with the new
Serious Case Review. The new, independent chair has confirmed he saw
the whole report.
The Trust has worked hard with partners to
improve services and we are pleased to note the positive OFSTED review
and that we met all core standards for child protection in all services
(earlier this year). Although we now run all the community child health
services in Haringey, at the time we only supplied the medical staff,
we did not fund or run the service.
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