Starved girl Khyra Ishaq: Your comments

Angela Gordon, and Junaid Abuhamza, The seven-year-old's mother and her partner were jailed earlier this year after admitting manslaughter.

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An independent inquiry says Khyra Ishaq - who was abused and starved to death by her mother and her boyfriend - could have been saved.

The serious case review says social workers, school medical staff and other professionals missed opportunities to save the seven-year-old girl.

BBC News readers have been sharing their reaction with the report's verdict and below are just some of the many emails we've received.

As usual, social workers get the blame however, having worked in various government agencies in the West Midlands I know some of the problems they face. Caseworkers are grossly overloaded with the ever increasing number of cases involving children to the point where it becomes an almost impossible task to adequately monitor every child on their books. The current torrent of public spending cuts will deny resources to the most hard-pressed agencies so it's only going to get worse, not better.

John, Birmingham

Without more detail it is hard to be certain, but it strikes me that social workers' concerns for the rights of the abusing parents impinged on their ability to protect the child. Rather then blame them, surely it is the fault of those who put these considerations so high up the social workers' list of priorities.

Sam, London

I think it is a travesty that this child was so profoundly let down by the various professionals who were involved in her care. The concerns of teachers should have been taken more seriously and the medical staff within the school should have responded more definitively to what must have been apparent signs of neglect and malnutrition. It really makes me want to cry when I think about the suffering of that poor child. I hope lessons will really be learnt this time.

Auli, Leeds

This case highlights the continual problem with large public organisations in the UK. Too much paper-pushing and not enough common sense and effort on the frontline. Every child in this country has the right to a safe upbringing and state education.

Matthew, Canterbury

If nothing else comes from the tragedy of Khyra's death, I hope that now the government will focus most on the needs of victims and not the criminal. Having read that staff involved in Khyra's case didn't want to upset the parents, I can only now imagine how they must be feeling; 'If only we'd pushed for access and concentrated on the most vulnerable, this could've been prevented.' Tragic.

Sarah, Warwickshire

The ultimate blame should be the parents full stop. Yes the agencies could have prevented it but the parents are the real ones the blame. You'll be ruining more than just one person's life by spreading blame around. Everyone makes mistakes, some worse than others but it's just the way of life, nothing is ever perfect in this world. The attention that the media is focused on should be on the parents and not the agencies!

David, Littlehampton

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