Coroner warns of risks after Wymondham care home failures – BBC News

‘A coroner has warned of a risk of future deaths after a woman died weeks after a care home put the wrong person’s details into her care plan.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2022

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Logan Mwangi: Murder prompts information sharing review – BBC News

‘The murder of a five-year-old boy has prompted a review into how the NHS, social services, police and schools share information. It was one of the recommendations of the report into Logan Mwangi’s death which ministers said will be adopted.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2022

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Awaab Ishak’s death shed light on a social housing scandal. Now we have a brief chance to fix it – The Guardian

‘A two-year-old died after exposure to mould in his house in Rochdale. We must ensure no other family suffers like this.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2022

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Awaab Ishak: The Right To An Adequate Standard Of Living Should Prevent Such Deaths – Each Other

‘Awaab Ishak, a two-year-old boy from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, died in 2020 from a severe respiratory condition caused by prolonged exposure to mould in his home, an inquest has heard. The right to an adequate standard of living – which includes decent housing conditions – ought to protect people in the UK from living in a home which causes them harm.’

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Each Other, 21st November 2022

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Racial inequality hard-wired into housing system in England, study finds – The Guardian

‘One in three black people who have experienced homelessness have also faced racial discrimination from a landlord, six times more than the general population of those who had struggled for shelter, a study reveals.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2022

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‘No evidence’ Archie Battersbee did TikTok blackout challenge, coroner says – The Guardian

‘Archie Battersbee accessed TikTok on the day he suffered a catastrophic brain injury but no evidence has been found that he was taking part in the online “blackout challenge”, a coroner’s court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Landlord was warned of mould that killed toddler in Rochdale flat – The Guardian

‘A health visitor wrote to housing officials expressing concern about conditions in a rented flat months before a two-year-old died after his exposure to mould.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Sebastian Kalinowski: couple jailed for murdering teenage son – The Guardian

‘A woman and her partner have each been sentenced to 39 years in prison for the “horrific” murder of 15-year-old Sebastian Kalinowski.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2022

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Care substandard at 39% of maternity units in England, NHS watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Two out of five maternity units in England are providing substandard care to mothers and babies, the NHS watchdog has warned. “The quality of maternity care is not good enough,” the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said in its annual assessment of how health and social care services are performing.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2022

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East Kent hospital baby deaths: Dr Bill Kirkup review to be published – BBC News

‘An independent review launched after up to 15 babies died at a hospital trust will be published later.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2022

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Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated care for patients like me – BBC News

‘People with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. Actor Tommy Jessop and BBC Panorama investigated some of the stories of families who say they were let down by their medical care.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2022

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Molly Russell: Social media a factor in teenager’s death, coroner says

‘The “negative effects of online content” were a factor in the death of a girl who took her own life, an inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2022

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Child protection agencies failed son of drug addict, review finds – The Guardian

‘A severely asthmatic seven-year-old boy who died “gasping for air” alone at night was failed by child protection agencies who “could and should have done better”, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2022

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Public law children case update: August 2022 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Jaime Turner rounds up the most interesting and relevant public law cases.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th August 2022

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Consultation: Revisions to sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences – Family Law

‘The Sentencing Council is consulting on updated sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of child cruelty offences, including causing or allowing death or serious injury, or neglect in England and Wales.’

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Family Law, 11th August 2022

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East Kent NHS Trust: Hospital apologises over baby death errors – BBC News

‘A Kent hospital trust has apologised to a grieving mother who was told her baby was dead, then alive, before dying hours later.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2022

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Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg fined £850k after Maesteg patient death – BBC News

‘A health board has been fined £850,000 after a patient fell in the grounds of a hospital and died from her injuries after wandering from an unlocked ward.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Tony’s Law: Child abusers face tougher sentences as law changes – BBC News

‘Child abusers in England and Wales could now face life in jail as tougher sentencing powers come into force.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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