I have petitioned the UK Government to undertake a comprehensive and independent top down review of UK Social Services to identify what is fundamentally wrong with the whole service, not just for the Government to investigate the individual failures that have ultimately failed to prevent the needless death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, Baby P and numerous other tragic cases.
Whilst we cannot affect the outcome of this review, we can honour the loving and smiling memory of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes by raising £50,000 for the NSPCC in his name, to provide extra funding, to help make sure these tragic circumstances never happen again.
Whilst the first line of defence for vulnerable children is Social Services, as this tragic case has highlighted once again, this defence quite often lets down a child in desperate need, with tragic consequences, as such the NSPCC provide a vital second line of defence to help children who've been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.
There has been a marked increase in child abuse cases since the first UK lockdown and we owe it to every child out there to offer them the best protection we possibly can and not let poor Arthur Labinjo-Hughes death be in vain.
Please give whatever you can no matter how small, the money goes directly to the NSPCC, many thanks, together we can all make a noticeable difference.
Rest in Peace loving Arthur, you are loved, so very much so.