The Khyra Ishaq serious case report was published today. It is a substantial document that will repay thorough study.
On quick reading it is clear that the crucial mistakes occurred when Birmingham Children’s Social Care staff failed to pursue child protection referrals from the child’s school. It seems advice was given to the referrer that a Common Assessment should be undertaken instead.
I am not sure yet if there is enough detail in the report to discover what systematic failings resulted in these events. I shall be reading the report slowly and carefully in the hope of finding out more.