Council criticised over death of child on special guardianship order

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A children's services department has been criticised for a raft of failures in their handling of the case of an 18-month-old girl, who was murdered after being placed with a family member through a special guardianship order (SGO).

The legal guardian of Keegan Downer, who suffered more than 150 injuries, has been convicted of murder. Picture: West Midlands Police
The legal guardian of Keegan Downer, who suffered more than 150 injuries, has been convicted of murder. Picture: West Midlands Police

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