Council chiefs asked about resignations after child deaths

By Chris Mahony | 29 June 2022

MPs investigating the failure to prevent the deaths of two children have asked the chief executives of the councils involved whether they had considered resigning.

Bradford City Council’s Kersten England and Solihull MBC’s Nick Page were giving evidence as part of the Education Committee’s inquiry into the deaths of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and 18-month-old Star Hobson. Arthur was killed in Solihull and Star in Bradford by the partners of one of their parents despite each being known to social services and other statutory agencies. 

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