Hartlepool Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) – Serious case review

Hartlepool Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has published the reports of two serious case reviews into the murder of a vulnerable adult by two girls aged 13 and 14. They have also published an executive summary and board response. Key issues include: there is considerable evidence that both girls experienced abuse and neglect which had an impact on their wellbeing and behaviour. Findings include: professionals need to better understand how neglect can affect adolescents, focussing on the quality of care they receive, how they are seen and talked about by their parents and the impact of parents’ non-engagement with support services; professionals need to deal with the daily crises young people experience at the same time as tackling the harmful effects of abuse and neglect.

Further information:

HSCB serious case review: executive summary and board response (PDF)

HSCB serious case review: Olivia (PDF)

HSCB serious case review: Yasmine (PDF)