Star Hobson and Arthur Lanbinjo-Hughes were murdered by members of their close family who have been rightly held accountable for these terrible crimes. But their cases also highlight, yet again, what can happen if public services do not work together effectively and information about vulnerable children is not shared in a timely way.
The Review has not shied away from the challenge, addressing knotty issues like multi-agency working, the huge and unnecessary barriers to sharing information about children, and the broken care market. But now we need urgent action from Government to embrace these plans.
After nearly a year of collective effort by the children's sector - led by the Children and Young People’s Health Policy Influencing Group (HPIG) - NCB and Council for Disabled Children are delighted that babies, children and young people will now be an integral part of the Health and Care Bill.
This point was powerfully brought home when the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children met to discuss putting children at the heart of Integrated Care Systems, the new structures being established by the forthcoming Health and Care Act.