Shocking litany of mistakes over tragic death of Belper toddler Riley Pettipierre
HEALTH staff failed to tell social workers that youngster Riley Pettipierre’s mother was a drug addict.
That is one of the main conclusions of a report released today into the death of the Belper tot.
But authorities responding to the damning findings admitted nobody had been sacked over Riley’s death, blaming instead the failure of “systems”.
The report of a Serious Case Review into Riley’s death carried 12 devastating conclusions about some of the actions of professionals involved in the care of Riley and his mother, Sally Dent, and made 18 recommendations.
The main criticisms included “poor information sharing” between health professionals; a lack of effective recording systems; and failure of drug treatment workers to put Riley’s needs above Dent’s and to assess whether the toddler was at risk.
It said a number of professionals did not comply with the child protection procedures in Derbyshire by referring the family to Children’s Social Care.
Mother Dent and father were jailed in February after they were convicted of the manslaughter of their son, Riley.