A mum from Windsor who continually abused her baby ending in his death, had four years added to her prison sentence today by the Court of Appeal. The original sentence of 14 years was described as too lenient after she left her 11-month-old son with bruising and broken bones before he died.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking following the sentencing, Thames Valley Police's Det Supt Ian Hunter, said: “The sentence today is a reflection of the abuse Callum suffered at the hands of someone entrusted to care for him and the pain he must have felt during his short life.
“It also reflects on the dedication and efforts of the investigating officers and prosecution team to deliver justice for Callum during what was a difficult and emotional case for many of them.
“Of course, sadly it does not bring Callum back and our thoughts will always remain with him.”