Pace of council change after Star and Arthur deaths 'depressing'

6/28/2022 8:19:00 PM

Pace of council change after Star and Arthur deaths 'depressing'

Pace of council change after Star and Arthur deaths 'depressing'

Serious failings were found at councils in the cases of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

Image caption,Star Hobson (L) and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes (R) were both murdered by their parents' partners in separate cases in 2020The time taken to improve children's services in two areas where youngsters were murdered is "depressing", council bosses have been told.

Bradford and Solihull councils were heavily criticised after Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes were killed by their parents' partners in 2020.Chief executives from both authorities told a parliamentary select committee reforms would be seen within a year.

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Bradford and Solihull councils were heavily criticised after Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes were killed by their parents' partners in 2020. Chief executives from both authorities told a parliamentary select committee reforms would be seen within a year. This bittersweet ending didn't last long though, as the episode ended with him being officially taken in for sentencing by President Rillak. Committee chairman MP Robert Halfon said progress was taking a long time. I have considered my position frequently. He told Tuesday's hearing: "I find that it's taking so long to reform, one, your catalogue of errors, but also that it's taking so long to reform your children's services to turn that into a first class service which the children and families deserve and I find that very depressing. They're connected at this point." Nick Page, chief executive of Solihull Council, said "clear signals of improvement" would be seen in the next 10 to 12 months but it would take up to three years for the authority's Ofsted rating to go from requires improvement to good. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

He added: "It's about, yes, getting the social workers in but building the quality police work, it's building the quality health work as well.. "It's a really complex system and the jigsaw takes too long." Mr Page blamed the lack of progress on the difficulty in recruiting experienced social workers. "It's that ground level expertise. “I am deeply sorry for the fact that this happened on my watch. That's what keeps, in my humble opinion as a non-social worker, children safe.

At the moment we cannot find those people." Image source, Image caption, Emma Tustin and Thomas Hughes were jailed after subjecting Arthur to months of abuse Mr Page, along with Bradford council's chief executive Kersten England, were being quizzed by MPs on the select committee about safeguarding failures over the deaths of the Arthur and Star. It comes after the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel said the way child protection is approached in England needs to “change fundamentally. It follows .