Injuries on a five-year-old boy – who was murdered by his mother, stepfather and stepbrother – were not shared by doctors with others that could have taken action to protect him, a report has found.
A review found what it said may be “systemic” issues with safeguarding children, including a failure by health practitioners to report injuries Logan Mwangi suffered months before his death.
The little boy was fatally attacked in his home in Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend, in South Wales, before his body was dumped in the nearby River Ogmore in July last year.
His mother, Angharad Williamson, 31, stepfather John Cole, 40, and stepbrother Craig Mulligan, 14, were all convicted of murder and received life sentences following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court earlier this year.
The trial heard the child, also known as Logan Williamson, had 56 external injuries when he was found.
Weeks before he died, he suffered a broken collarbone but was not taken for treatment.
The review by Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board, published today, also highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic limited the family’s contact with agencies and impacted on the ability to provide “optimum child protection processes”.
“As a result of this extended child practice review, key learning has been identified,” the report stated.
“The review panel believes that these issues may be systemic, and not isolated instances of individual error or poor practice.”
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