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Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith death: Social workers ‘missed danger signs’

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    Ayeeshia-Jayne SmithImage copyright Family handout
    Image caption Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith was 21 months old when she was murdered by her mother

    Social workers missed signs of danger around a toddler who was stamped to death and focused too much on the condition of the mother who killed her, a serious case review has found.

    Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith was murdered by her mother Kathryn Smith in May 2014.

    A serious case review by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board says professionals should have been more inquisitive.

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    However, it said the child’s death could not have been predicted.

    Image copyright Staffordshire Police
    Image caption Kathryn Smith was found guilty of murdering her daughter

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