Review into baby's death: "It could have been prevented"

A serious case review into the death of 11-month old baby Callum Wilson concludes that little or no action was taken, despite scratches and bruises being identified by a social worker, a health visitor, a children's centre and even Callum's GP.

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"Missed opportunities" to stop mother murdering baby

Video. "A catalogue of errors and missed opportunities." That was the damning verdict of a serious case review today, into the death of an 11-month old baby, murdered by the person who should have protected him the most.

Callum Wilson had spent the first months of his life in foster care before being returned to his natural mother Emma. She was sentenced to life for his murder two months ago.

The review said more could have been done to save him. Windsor and Maidenhead Council apologised for what happened.

Cary Johnston reports, and spoke to Alison Alexander from Children's Services at Windsor and Maidenhead Council.

Baby Callum's death "could have been prevented"

The serious case review into the death of 11-month-old Callum Wilson, who died at the hands of his mother, concluded if action had been taken, his death would likely have been prevented.

11-month-old Callum Wilson died of an "unsurvivable brain injury"

The 185-page report said that little or no action was taken, despite scratches and bruises on baby Callum being identified by a social worker, a health visitor, a children's centre and even Callum's GP.

The report was prepared for the Windsor and Maidenhead Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Two months ago, his mother Emma Wilson was sentenced to life in prison for his murder.

Callum had spent the first few months of his life with foster parents, before being returned to his natural mother.

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