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The Death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and the Social Work Crisis | News

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi announced on Monday the launch of a nationwide inquiry into the death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, killed by his father’s partner in Solihull, West Midlands, l ‘last summer.

The gruesome details of Arthur’s case – which have been extensively documented in video and CCTV footage – have sparked national outrage. But the Guardian’s social policy editor Patrick butler recount Nosheen Iqbal, Arthur’s tragic story is sadly just one of many: last year more than 50 children were killed in the UK as a result of abuse or neglect.

professor of social work at the University of Birmingham Harry ferguson was part of a research team to investigate the impact of Covid on the abilities of social workers to keep children safe during the pandemic. He says there is a tendency to try to blame social workers after a tragedy like this, but the review will only have a significant impact if it takes systemic issues into account.

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Mort d'Arthur Labinjo-Hughes<br />Undated family photo released by West Midlands Police of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes as his father Thomas Hughes, 29, and stepmother Emma Tustin, 32, both deny murdering him after his death in hospital with insurmountable brain injury after what prosecutors claimed was a

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