Arthur Labinjo-Hughes Report
21 February 2022
A probe of services in Solihull has since uncovered a “significant” number of children who remain in “unknown risk” due to assessment delays.
Solihull Council said it had already begun improvement work.
The report, published on Monday, found “too many children in Solihull face drift and delay” under the support framework delivered by multiple local agencies.
Watchdogs said provision was “under-resourced” and showed a lack of “clear understanding” of the experiences of “children and their families that need help and protection”.
In December, Emma Tustin was jailed for at least 29 years for Arthur’s murder while her partner, Arthur’s father Thomas Hughes, was given a 21-year sentence for manslaughter.
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