Charito Cruz
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Murdered 'loving' mother 'let down' by Kingston Council

A relative of a woman who was murdered by her partner says if social workers had acted promptly, she may not have died.

Abigail Pickering made the comments as an independent report found "unacceptable levels of complacency" at a council which failed to help Charito Cruz who was later beaten to death by her partner.

The author of the report, Davina James-Hanman; Oliva Butler, the former head of children's social care at Kingston Council and Leigh Waterhouse from Safer Kingston Partnership all react to the report.

  • 14 Nov 2014