Aalihya Jordon-Fellows killing by uncle 'preventable'
The death of a four-month-old girl in Birmingham four years ago "could and should have been prevented", according to a serious case review.
Aalihya Jordon-Fellows died of serious head injuries in 2008. Following a court case in 2011, her uncle Jason Roberts was jailed for manslaughter.
Her mother Bobbiellen Jordan, then aged 18, was convicted of child cruelty and given a three-year community order.
The report said her parents had been failed by all involved agencies.
Roberts was jailed for five years and three months for killing Aalihya.
The review said that a number of care placements had ended due to violent or disruptive behaviour, particularly on the part of the mother.'Held to account'
It also found that the parents' move from care to independence was not managed "as robustly as it should have been" and that involved agencies "struggled to maintain meaningful contact with the couple".
Jane Held, independent chair of the multi-agency safeguarding board, said: "We want to apologise unreservedly for the fact that the local authority, health services and West Midlands Police did not do enough to protect her [Aalihya].
"The people directly responsible for her death have been held to account.
"Everybody failed her. Her parents failed her, but more importantly all the agencies working with her parents also failed her and did not do enough to protect her and that's a real tragedy."
"The report also highlights important learning for the police, health and social care professionals about the degree to which they have to identify risk and exercise 'respectful uncertainty' in their work with young and vulnerable parents, especially when those parents are themselves the responsibility of the local council, as well as the need to be robust in challenging each other professionally."
All involved agencies have put into place the report's recommendations.