“This is a tragic case. What happened to Star is vile and disgusting. We heard in Court from her great grandmother how she changed from a happy child, to seeming ‘depressed’ in the months leading up to her horrific death.
We heard in court how there were numerous referrals made to social services, but yet nothing was done about it. The referral made by Star’s own great grandmother was closed without her even being told about it.
Whilst the ultimate responsibility lies with Star’s evil killer, and the serious and vile neglect from her mother, questions must now be asked as to why action was not taken.
Bradford Council bosses should hang their heads in shame. Children’s services are not fit for purpose, and I have no confidence it ever will be under Bradford Council’s current leadership. Therefore, I’m afraid it is my view the Leader of the Council Susan Hinchcliffe, and the Chief Executive Kersten England must now resign.
Children's services have been in a dire state for years and there now must be serious action taken to protect children, and in my view, this cannot be done under the current leadership."