Starved girl Khyra Ishaq's death 'was preventable'
The death of a seven-year-old girl who starved to death could have been prevented, a report has found.
Khyra Ishaq was mistreated by her mother and her partner at a house in Handsworth, Birmingham, and weighed just 2st 9lb (16.5kg) when found.
The Serious Case Review into her death found a catalogue of missed opportunities by professional agencies.
It also said better assessments and more effective communication could have stopped her death in 2008.
Alison Holt reports.
27 Jul 2010
- From the section UK