Serious case review into teenagers death asks local council why he was not enrolled in school for 2 years
- A 16 year old was found dead in his bedroom in April 2019 after he was groomed and plunged into a world of drug trafficking by so-called “county lines” gangs
- Major failures by the authorities in Oxfordshire have recently been exposed, including the fact that he had not been enrolled in a school or provided any type of education for 21 months during which time he fell into a life of crime
- This absence played a “significant role” in leaving him “highly vulnerable” to being criminally exploited, a damning serious case review concluded
- Oxfordshire County Council admitted “more should have been done” but has so far refused to answer further questions on the matter.
- The Conservative-run council’s leader Ian Hudspeth and cabinet members for children’s services and education – Councillors Steve Harrod and Lorraine Lindsay-Gale – have also declined to comment
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