The father of a three-week-old boy burned to death by his mentally
ill mother is fighting to have a review of their care made public.
Granville Green is calling for Southwark area child protection
committee in London to publish the findings from its serious case
review into the death of his son, Mickle, after a judge called on
agencies to “consider carefully” their handling of the case.
Cheryl Green, 40, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of
diminished responsibility after leaving Mickle to die on an oven
hob. Last week she was made the subject of a guardianship order and
will remain indefinitely in a care home under 24-hour
Green, who is separated from her husband, had a long history of
mental illness and was being cared for in the community by
Southwark Council, psychiatric services at South London and
Maudsley NHS Trust and post-natal services at King’s College
Judge Christopher Moss QC, who sentenced Green, called on agencies
to consider their roles in the case.
Granville Green’s solicitor, Ali Malsher, said there were
“significant concerns” about the care offered to the mother and
that an application to request that the area child protection
committee publish its findings was being prepared.
However, the committee said no “specific actions” by agencies
involved could have “definitely prevented” Mickle’s death.
The South East London NHS Strategic Health Authority said
recommendations from the review were already being implemented.