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A "full, independent review" is under way into what contact agencies had with Jordan Burling before his death after a jury heard he was "invisible to the authorities". Speaking outside Leeds Crown Court, James Rogers, chairman of the Safer Leeds executive, read a statement on behalf of the Safer Leeds…
A teenager who died at home looked "hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the Second World War", according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister. Jordan Burling, 18, was left to "rot to death" at his home in Leeds, a jury has been…
Jordan Burling was "invisible to the authorities". The young man had a very troubled life but only had minimal contact with state agencies, including the education system. Prosecutor Nicholas Lumley QC told Leeds Crown Court: "We do not pretend that Jordan Burling had an especially healthy or happy life, even…
The mother and grandmother of a teenager who was allowed to "rot to death" on an inflatable mattress have been convicted of his manslaughter. Jordan Burling (pictured) was said to have resembled the victim of a Second World War death camp when paramedics found him lying lifelessly on the makeshift…
The role of senior police commanders in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is to be investigated, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) Operation Linden has been looking into South Yorkshire Police's response to the exploitation of hundreds of children over more than a…
A new partnership has been launched to develop social work education in Bradford. The Bradford Teaching Partnership will see a collaboration between Bradford College, Bradford Council and the University of Bradford to provide high-quality training for social work students and qualified practitioners. The Department for Education introduced Teaching Partnerships to…
A grandfather died after he took twice as much medication as he should have following a "communication breakdown" between two branches of Boots, a coroner has said. The fact Richard Lee, 84, took double doses of the drugs he was taking was a "contributing factor" in his death after he…
A social worker has told a family court judge of the difficulties she faces trying to find adopters who meet the cultural and language needs of two boys taken from the care of their Polish mother. She told Judge Sarah Lynch there are three Polish speaking families in Britain who…
A baby whose father lives in a "complicated" relationship with two women should be placed for adoption, a family court judge has decided. The man was living with the little boy's mother and "another woman", Judge Sarah Lynch was told. A psychologist who assessed the family said the relationship was…
A grandfather died days after inadvertently being given two rounds of his prescription medication by Boots, an inquest has heard. Richard Anthony Lee is believed to have taken twice as much medication as he should have when he was found lying lifelessly on his bedroom floor on December 15 2016,…
An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Burling, had experienced "fluctuations in his weight" in the years prior to June 2016, when paramedics supposedly discovered him…
A police force has made history by issuing a protection order for their first identified male victim of forced marriage. South Yorkshire Police described the move as a "huge step forward" in their efforts to prevent "honour-based abuse". The force said it issued a forced marriage protection order on the…
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