Review to follow assault conviction

Powys Area Child Protection Committee in Wales
has ordered an independent investigation after a baby girl, who was
removed from the social services at-risk list, was subjected to a
series of violent assaults.

Chelsea Roberts was found to have suffered 27
different fractures and her stepfather, Tommy Roberts, was
sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Merthyr
Tydfil last week for the assaults.

Health and social workers from Powys had
visited the child’s home on a number of occasions but were told by
her parents that she had injured herself when her cot collapsed.
The agencies involved in the case predicted in a joint statement
that the outcome of the serious case review was “likely to
concentrate on professional practice and inter-agency

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