Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 4:32 pm, 6th December 2021

I would go back a little longer than other people, and refer to the Jasmine Beckford case, as well as the Victoria Climbié case, the Baby Peter case and now that of Arthur. The one common theme throughout this whole terrible series of events is that the opportunities to take a child to safety were missed. Will my right hon. Friend make sure that the message goes out to frontline children’s social workers that if they have a suspicion—a suspicion—of a child being abused, it will be thoroughly investigated, and if necessary that child will be removed to a place of safety?