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Wrightson murder: Reviews by Safeguarding Boards will leave 'no stone unturned'

Following Angela Wrightson's murder, independent reviews are being undertaken by the Teesside Safeguarding Adults Board regarding Angela Wrightson and the Hartlepool Safeguarding Children Board regarding the two teenagers.

Both Boards have commissioned the reviews on behalf of all of the agencies involved.

The purpose of the serious case reviews is to determine whether the actions taken by the teenagers, leading to Angela's murder, could have been prevented by the agencies who were involved with Angela and the teenagers.

Speaking of Deborah Jeremiah who is leading the review, Ann Baxter, Chair of the Teesside Safeguarding Adult Board, said they need to consider "all circumstances" leading up to Angela Wrightson's murder.

This is a tragedy for everyone involved and the Safeguarding Adult Review will consider all the circumstances leading up to Angela Wrightson’s murder.

Deborah Jeremiah is a leading expert in her field and I am sure that she will leave no stone unturned in identifying whether any lessons can be learnt by any of the agencies involved.

– Ann Baxter, Chair of the Teesside Safeguarding Adults Board

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