Charity ‘lacked the information’ to act

Child protection charity the NSPCC has defended its failure to act
on a tip-off from a member of the public about a child who died
hours later by saying the information received was not specific

A spokesperson for the charity said further action had not been
taken because the person who took the referral about two-year-old
Kelvin Cochrane was unable to obtain “sufficient details” from the

The toddler’s stepfather Lee Camplin is awaiting sentence for his
death after being convicted of manslaughter and child cruelty.
Kelvin’s mother Stacey Wood will also be sentenced for neglect.

Calderdale Council, in west Yorkshire, and other members of the
local area child protection committee will now carry out a review
into the case.

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