Serious case review publication

5 September 2017

Statement following the publication of Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board's report into the death of Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith.

Our Strategic Director of Children's Services, Jane Parfrement said:

"The death of Ayeeshia-Jayne was an absolute tragedy and was devastating for everyone involved in her care. I have met with her family and the council has expressed its heartfelt sympathies to them.

"The council accepts the findings and recommendations in full and takes full responsibility for its actions in this case.

"We have already taken action to improve the safeguarding of children in Derbyshire and will continue to do so."

View the full safeguarding report and associated documents (opens in a new window).