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:
ReferencesChild 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.
Our CASPAR briefings help people working or volunteering with children and young people understand changes to safeguarding and child protection policy and guidance. They also summarise key research and reports from independent bodies such as Ofsted or the Care Inspectorate.
Find out how you can apply the lessons from case reviews and improve your practice to help protect children and young people.
Blog exploring the risks around labelling an allegation as ‘malicious’ before properly assessing the situation.
Summarises findings from the independent review of children’s social care, The case for change, and looks at the needs, experiences and outcomes of children supported by social care in England.