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.
Local MP George Galloway gives his reaction to the publication of today's report
It is always easy to apply hindsight after Hamzah Khan's death and in such a tragedy easy too to apportion blame.