Philpott fire deaths 'not preventable'

A report has concluded the deaths of the six Philpott children in a house fire in Derby could not have been prevented.

Philpott house fire deaths 'not preventable'

Six children died in the blaze, which happened in 2012 Credit: ITV News Central

A serious case review has found the deaths of six Philpott children in a house fire started by their parents "could not have been predicted or prevented".

Jade Philpott and her brothers John, Jack, Jesse, Jayden and Duwayne died in the blaze in Derby, in April 2012.

Derby Safeguarding Children Board, which carried out the report, found that while various professionals who had contact with the family could not have foreseen the fire, there were chances to get to know the family better.