Birmingham children's services warned after Keanu case

The Government has threatened Birmingham's under-fire childcare agencies with further action unless it sees rapid improvements in services.

Commenting on the findings of the report into toddler Keanu Williams' murder, Children's Minister Edward Timpson said, "This is an awful case and the Serious Case Review (SCR) shows that improvements are urgently needed."

Children's Minister Edward Timpson.
Children's Minister Edward Timpson. Credit: ITV News

He continued: "I have issued the council with a final warning - Ofsted will return to Birmingham this autumn to determine what progress has been made.

"There is no quick fix, however I have been very clear with Birmingham that unless I see rapid improvement further action will follow."

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1,400 at risk children 'not safe'

Birmingham City Council has admitted the safety of 1,400 at risk children cannot be guaranteed. The revelation came after a review found a collective failure by agencies to prevent the death of Keanu Williams, two, at the hands of his mother.