Taxi Death: Social Services Probe

Birmingham City Council's social services department is being investigated after claims a social worker let slip a mother had aborted her unborn child days before her partner brutally murdered her.

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Social services watchdog statement on Birmingham City Council investigation

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.

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.

– Spokesperson, Health and Care Professions Council

Birmingham City Council statement on Social Services probe

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. "

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