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Ah'Kiell Walker, who died in July 2016 (credit: Gloucestershire Police). A ‘fundamental lack of understanding’ by social workers and other professionals of risks to children relating to domestic abuse has been heavily criticised in an excoriating serious case review into a baby’s death. The review, for Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board , found children’s services failed in summer 2015 to follow up information about the violent criminal history of Alistair Walker, who killed his three-month-old son Ah’Kiell the following July. Walker was given a 10-year-sentence last year for the manslaughter of Ah’Kiell, who suffered broken ribs and water inhalation. His mother, Hannah Henry, w... Full story

22 July