Serious Case Review - Child Ab

This terrible case relates to the systematic abuse of 11 children over a seven year period.

In April 2019, a Northampton man and woman were jailed after they were each found guilty of six counts of wilful neglect and child cruelty, concluding a case which relates to the systematic abuse of 11 children over a seven year period. When police raided the home in 2016, they discovered that one boy was being kept in a room where the walls and floors were covered in excrement. An external lock and an exterior alarm were fixed to the door and a blind was nailed in place to keep the room in darkness.

In January 2020, a Serious Case Review looked into the circumstances of this abuse and how it took seven years for authorities to act.

Download the review here: Serious Case Review – Child Ab

The police press release after the court case can be found here: Northampton couple sentenced today for child cruelty and neglect

All published Serious Case Reviews can be found on the NSPCC website here: Recently published case reviews (NSPCC)