A spokesperson from the Health and Care Professions Council has issued this comment in relation to the investigation of Birmingham City Council's social services department following the death of mother-of-three Natasha Trevis.
– Spokesperson, Health and Care Professions Council
We are aware of concerns about a social worker at Birmingham City Council
and are looking into what action, if any, we need to take. We have a duty
of confidentiality to all parties involved so it would not be appropriate
for us to comment further.
The Health & Care Professions Council is investigating Birmingham City Council's social services department after claims a social worker let slip a mother had aborted her unborn child days before her partner brutally murdered her.
Junior Saleem Oakes was sentenced to life on Monday for the murder of Natasha Trevis.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said:
"We are aware of this allegation and can confirm internal enquiries were undertaken in accordance with Birmingham City Council's policies and procedures. Following this investigation no evidence was found which would require further action against the social worker involved. "In addition the Health Care Professions Council, as the regulatory body for Social Workers, has been notified and we are engaging with their subsequent enquiries. Consequently it would not be appropriate to comment further until those enquiries are completed. "