Safeguarding is a crucial aspect of learning disability services, but there is a fine line between keeping someone safe and giving them freedom to live their life as they choose.
Serious Case Review Child I & Child M
Southampton Safeguarding Children Board, 2014
This is the serious case review report in respect of two children known in this review as Child I and Child M. Child M died aged 2½ in January 2011 and along with his sibling was subject of a child protection plan at the time of his death. Child M’s half-brother, Child I, died three months later in April 2011 at the age of 4½. He was understood to live with Maternal Grandmother but was in the sole care of Mother at Maternal Grandmother’s house at the time of his death.
Recommendations are providing to address the following issues: