It is now nearly two years since the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board began the Serious Case Review into the tragic death of Khyra Ishaq and still we await publication of the Executive Summary of the report. It is hard to see why so long has elapsed.
I'll be posting a regular reminder on this blog every month from now on and I'm hoping not to have to do that too often. And let's hope that this Executive Summary, concerning this deeply worrying case, is more informative than some that I've seen of late. All the talk about learning from serious case reviews is so much hot air if the lessons to be learned never see the light of day.
Hopefully the new children's ministers, Sarah Teather and Tim Loughton, have their eyes on this ball.