Philpott deaths could not have been predicted, review finds

The deaths of the six Philpott children in a house fire started by their parents "could not have been predicted or prevented", a serious case review has found. Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed for the manslaughter of Jade and her five brothers.

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Philpott deaths 'could not have been prevented'

The six Philpott children killed in a blaze in May 2012. Credit: Police

The deaths of the six Philpott children in a house fire started by their parents "could not have been predicted or prevented", a serious case review has found.

The report carried out by the Derby Safeguarding Children Board in the aftermath of the tragedy found that while various professionals who had contact with the family could not have foreseen the fire, there were chances to get to know the family better.

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