Deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel have now published their report into the tragic circumstances surrounding the deaths of six-year old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and 16-month old Star Hobson.

Arthur died in Solihull, West Midlands in June 2020.  His step-mother has been convicted of his murder and his father of his manslaughter.  Star died in Keighley, West Yorkshire in September 2020.  Her mother’s partner has been convicted of her murder and her mother of causing or allowing her death.

The report examines the circumstances leading up to their deaths and considers whether their murders reflect wider national issues in child protection and can be read in full here.

As a partnership we will be considering the report and following up on any relevant learning for us locally.

John Clements, Independent Chair and Scrutineer

Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


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