Demand for ‘fundamental change’ to child protection

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Demand for ‘fundamental change’ to child protection” – below is their description.

A review into the deaths of two children, Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, has called for dedicated child protection teams.

The report from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel says the system is too ambiguous and inconsistent – and doesn’t serve children or their families and must “change fundamentally”.

The national review found that the fatal abuses suffered by Arthur, six, and Star, 16 months, “are not isolated incidents”, but reflective of wider problems with poor information sharing and weak decision-making.

This report from Sky News’ Home Editor Jason Farrell contains upsetting details of the Star’s death.

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In This Story: Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Arthur LabinjoHughes was poisoned, starved and beaten by his step-mother Emma Tustin, 32, who was jailed for life on Friday 3 December 2021. His father, Thomas Hughes, 29, was found guilty of manslaughter.

The six-year-old from Solihull, UK, was poisoned, starved and beaten by step-mother Emma Tustin, 32, and his father Thomas Hughes, 29, in a prolonged campaign of “evil abuse” which ended with the child’s death in June 2020, after being left in the care of Tustin. Hughes was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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