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Starved boy review concerns

The children's minister has said he has "deep concerns" about the serious case review into the death of a four year old boy who was starved by his mother. Hamzah Khan's body was found in a cot in his Bradford home in 2011 - two years after he died.

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NSPCC: Hamzah Khan case reveals 'a host of issues'

This deeply saddening case reveals a host of issues that go far wider than just the mother of Hamzah Khan. More than anything this case highlights how small but timely interventions at crucial points from professionals, but from the public too, could have prevented this tragedy.

It is utterly depressing that the first time all the information about the risks in Hamzah’s life were pulled together is a report which has only been written because he is dead. No one professional held all the information whilst he was alive to pull together the fuller picture that might have saved him.

– Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC

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