Mother's protest over report into daughter's death

A mother from Pembrokeshire is holding a protest outside council offices in Haverfordwest calling for an independent review into her daughter's death. Seren Bernard, who was in the care of Pembrokeshire social services, was found dead in April 2012.

Mother's call for access to report into daughter's death

A mother whose teenage daughter was found dead while in the care of social services has been protesting outside the offices of Pembrokeshire Council.

Sarah Pollock is calling for "truth and transparency" over the death of 14-year-old Seren Bernard. She's says she's been denied access to a full report commissioned by the council into her daughter's death.

And today, she was joined by other families who also have complaints about the county's social services. Tom Sheldrick reports.

Teen's mother calls for 'truth and transparency'

Around 20 people have joined Sarah Pollock for a protest outside Pembrokeshire Council offices in Haverfordwest Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News

Around 20 people have joined a protest outside Pembrokeshire Council offices in Haverfordwest calling for an independent review into Seren Bernard's death.

Seren Bernard's mother, Sarah Pollock, says she wants 'truth and transparency.'

Seren's mother, Sarah Pollock wants an independent review into her daughter's death Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News
Friends and family have joined Mrs Pollack's protest in Haverfordwest. Credit: Tom Sheldrick/ITV News

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Mother to protest against report into daughter's death

Seren Bernard was found dead in April 2012 Credit: ITV News

A mother whose daughter was found dead almost two years ago will protest outside her local council offices today after criticising a report into her death.

Fourteen-year-old Seren Bernard was in the care of Pembrokeshire social services when she died in April 2012.

Since then, *a report concluded *Seren's death may not have been prevented even if more steps had been taken to help her.

Seren's mother, Sarah Pollock, described the report as a 'disgrace' and is calling for an independent review into the case.

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire Council said:

"We appreciate the deep emotion of Mrs Pollock as a bereaved parent.

"The independent reports that have been completed by external experts into the tragic loss of her daughter have concluded that it would remain uncertain as to whether there were any steps that, if taken, could have prevented her death.

"At present the matter is still before HM Coroner and it would be inappropriate to comment further."