Serious case review: executive summary: Child A

Author:
RAYNES Barry
Publisher:
Caerphilly Safeguarding Children Board
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
11p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Caerphilly

This serious case review involves a 15 year old boy who was found hanged in his bedroom. The inquest into his death recorded a verdict of misadventure. Caerphilly Safeguarding Children Board convened a serious case review into this death. This report provides a summary of that review. The child’s father died when he was eight and this exacerbated difficulties at school. At the age of 10 his primary school made a referral to social workers. Since that time various professionals had been involved in his life; social workers, behaviour support workers, a clinical psychologist, and education welfare staff. Despite considerable efforts Child A rarely went to school and his mother eventually chose to educate him at home. He was also involved in low level crime. The mother’s partner came out of prison when the boy was 14 and came back to live with the family. The review concluded that Child A’s death could neither have been predicted or prevented. However it was noted that workers from all agencies involved seemed to simplify the problem to one of school non-attendance caused by the child’s inability to come to terms with his father’s death; suggested to be a rather linear view that ignored the complexities of family life and the inter-connections between people and events.

Subject terms:
serious case reviews, truancy, young people, bereavement, death;
Location(s):
Wales

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Author:
RAYNES Barry
Publisher:
Caerphilly Safeguarding Children Board
Subject terms:
serious case reviews, truancy, young people, bereavement, death

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