Thursday 11 June 2015

Baby died in 'squalid home unfit for humans' with dirty nappies stuffed in every cupboard

A three-week-old baby girl died in a 'squalid home unfit for human habitation' with dirty nappies stuffed in every cupboard.
The disgusting scenes were discovered by police and a consultant paediatrician who visited the rubbish-filled home shortly after the tragedy in June last year.

They also found a bottle steriliser filled with stagnant water, a bottle in a cot containing milk that had turned green and old food on the floor.
When they were interviewed the baby’s teenage mother and her partner - who wasn’t the baby’s father - accepted that the home wasn’t hygienic.
They said they had put the rubbish into the cupboards in an attempt to tidy up,reports the Coventry Telegraph.
Police concluded that the home “wasn’t fit for human habitation”.
An investigation into the youngster’s death concluded that a case for criminal neglect had been established but that it wasn’t in the public interest to prosecute.
A serious case review into the girl’s death concluded that it could not have been predicted.
The girl was referred to as Child T in the report to protect her identity.
Report author Felicity Schofield said: “There is nothing significant about the background of this family.
“Child T’s mother was young and on benefits so she would have been regarded as vulnerable and was appropriately offered support from the local children’s centre.
“She was not always easy to either contact or to find, spending time at her mother’s home as well as her own, and she sometimes missed appointments.
“There were no concerns about her care of Child T’s sibling.”
Child T was found dead in her moses basket at 5am on June 6 last year.

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