The national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson: CASPAR briefing

Publication date June 2022

In May 2022, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published a review1 looking at the circumstances leading up to the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson in 2020.

The review explores why the public services and systems designed to protect Arthur and Star were not able to do so. It also looks at wider issues and evidence from serious safeguarding incidents reviewed by the Panel in the last three years.

Based on these findings, the review sets out a number of recommendations to improve the child protection system in England.

This CASPAR briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations from the review around:

  • practice and practice knowledge
  • systems and processes
  • leadership and culture
  • wider service context.

References

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2022) Child protection in England: national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. London: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
Summary of the national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson: CASPAR briefing
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