Who neglected "Megan"? Report published after Thurrock teenager in intensive care following collapse

THURROCK’S Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has published a serious case review on “Megan”, a teenager who was admitted to the intensive care unit at hospital following a collapse.

Board chairman, Dave Peplow, said on Thursday (4 February): “The LSCB agreed this review should focus on Megan’s teenage years, from 2008 to 2013, and that it should look at what lessons can be learned and to ensure that learning has been acted upon to improve inter-agency working and promote the welfare of young people.”

He said: “This review is different from many in that it focuses on neglect in the family and how the signs were interpreted by the various agencies involved.

“It does not make recommendations as such, but states its findings and what can be learned from those findings.

“It is clear there are a number of areas where multi-agency working could have been better and that there were missed opportunities.

“The findings and issues from the review have already been endorsed by the agencies involved all of whom have already begun to make changes based on the review’s findings.

“The LSCB will make sure they all have effective responses and that their detailed plans answer the questions posed.”

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