Leicestershire Council social services are being sued by the family of Fiona Pilkington, who killed herself and her disabled daughter following months of harassment.
The serious case review into the Pilkington case, published in September 2009, criticised the council’s response to safeguarding concerns and the inability of public bodies to work together.
It also said policies based on the No Secrets guidance could be leaving people who were not eligible for social care services “at risk of falling through the safeguarding net”.
Leicestershire Constabulary and Hinkley and Bosworth District Council also confirmed the family of the Pilkingtons are taking legal proceedings against them for their role in the case.
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