Local MP George Galloway gives his reaction to the publication of today's report
The Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson tells Bradford Safeguarding Children Board he has "deep concerns"
Professor Nick Frost, who chairs the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board, summarises the Serious Case Review report.
Aftab Khan says today's serious case review will not get to the bottom of how his son, Hamzah, was allowed to go unnoticed by authorities and starved to death in his cot aged four.
Hamzah's mother, Amanda Hutton was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Parents at a toddler group in Bradford spoke to Calendar about how Amanda Hutton was able to hide the death of her son from authorities for two years.
Professor Frost replies to journalists asking him whether he would be ordering a new report following the minister's comments.
– Professor Nick Frost Chairman
"We are going to answer the additional questions the minister asked. He's asked me a number of questions. I will make sure those questions are responded to."
The Hamzah Khan serious case review brings into sharp focus why there must be strong, joined up and effective systems in place to keep in contact with, and track, children at risk. No child should ever fall off the radar or become invisible, to child protection agencies and society as a whole.
– Annie Hudson, chief executive of The College of Social Work
Several key issues stand out. The report demonstrates powerfully the paramount need to keep sight of children who may be suffering neglect or abuse; the needs of vulnerable parents must never obscure focus on knowing what life is like for children. Talking and listening to them, as well as observing how their lives are affected, is an essential element of child protection practice.
These parents at a toddler group in Bradford say it's too easy for children to go unnoticed.
Hamzah Khan was found in his cot two years after his death.
This deeply saddening case reveals a host of issues that go far wider than just the mother of Hamzah Khan. More than anything this case highlights how small but timely interventions at crucial points from professionals, but from the public too, could have prevented this tragedy.
– Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC
It is utterly depressing that the first time all the information about the risks in Hamzah’s life were pulled together is a report which has only been written because he is dead. No one professional held all the information whilst he was alive to pull together the fuller picture that might have saved him.
Following the publication of a serious care review in the death of four-year-old Hamzah Khan, the children's minister Edward Timpson has written to Bradford Safeguarding Children Board asking them to answer 10 key questions missing from the report.
Mr Timpson said the answers to the "glaring absences" from the review must be made public to "ensure such mistakes will not be repeated in the future".