Murder of baby could not have been foreseen, report concludes

Eight-week-old Grace Barnes

Eight-week-old Grace Barnes

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A SERIOUS case review launched after an eight-week-old baby girl was murdered by her father in Castleford has concluded there was no evidence to suggest she had been at risk.

The Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Board investigation did not reveal any factors which could have led health workers to predict baby Grace Barnes was in danger.

It is the first of four serious case reviews – launched after the deaths of children in Wakefield – to have been concluded and published.


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