Daniel Jones heroin death: Serious case review launched
- 14 December 2012
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
The death of a toddler from a heroin overdose in Wolverhampton is to be the subject of a serious case review.
Daniel Jones, aged 23 months, died in a property in the Penn area of Wolverhampton in May.
The review will be conducted by the Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board, which includes the city council's children's services department.
A man and a woman have been charged with the child's manslaughter.
Emma Bradburn, 33, and Simon Jones, 29, both of the same address in Windsor Avenue, Penn, Wolverhampton, also face a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
At a court hearing on Thursday they pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and were remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 7 March.
The Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board also includes representatives from other public bodies including the police, NHS, and schools as well as charities.