Serious Case Review from 2004

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Dear Birmingham Safeguarding Children's Board,

Please can you provide an electronic copy of Overview Report of the Serious Case Reivew / Part 8 review published by the then Birmingham Area Child Protection Committee into the death of Toni-Ann Byfield in 2004. I would like you to make the overview report available, otherwise please supply the Executive Summary.

Thank you

Robin Bleak

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

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Dear Mr Bleak,

Re: Freedom of Information Request

I am writing in response to the below recent Freedom of Information
Request  in relation to a Serious Case Review.  Although Local
Safeguarding Children Boards are not public authorities for the purposes
of the freedom of information act 2000,  the Birmingham Safeguarding
Children Board (BSCB) are committed to enhancing public awareness of how
organisations are working together to safeguard and protect children and
young people. The BSCB also play a key role in evaluating the
effectiveness of these arrangements.

"Please can you provide an electronic copy of Overview Report of the
Serious Case Review / Part 8 review published by the then Birmingham Area
Child Protection Committee into the death of Toni-Ann Byfield in 2004. I
would like you to make the overview report available, otherwise please
supply the Executive Summary."

The former Birmingham Area Child Protection Committee commissioned a
serious case review into the tragic death of  Toni-Ann Byfield  the
findings  where made available to the public on 29th April 2004. A copy of
the published 'Summary Report' is attached below which highlights the key
learning to emerge from the review process. The Birmingham Area Child
Protection Committee and the then Government Office for the West Midlands
ensured that all of the recommendations were fully implemented at that
time.

All Local Safeguarding Children Boards throughout England publish the
findings from Serious Case Reviews.   Those cases which related to
Birmingham are available on the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board
website (www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk). The national findings are also
available through the Department for Education website.

I hope you find this information of assistance.

Simon Cross
Business Manager
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

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