The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board has admitted that the case involving Amber Peat is under a ‘serious case review’.
According to Nottinghamshire County Council, a serious case reveiw takes place ‘when a child dies or is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be factors in the death’.
The Chad exclusively revealed that the tragic teenager’s family was at the heart of a probe, and that her stepfather, Danny Peat, had left the family home on Bosworth Street.
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Nottinghamshire County Council had said they would not comment on individual cases, but this afternoon, Thursday, August 13, the chairman of the independent Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board, Chris Few, admitted: “Following the sad death of Amber Peat in June of this year, the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board is conducting a serious case review.
“The review will look at whether anything can be learned from this tragic event which could lead to improvements in the way that agencies work together to protect children in Nottinghamshire.”
Amber was found hanged in a hedgerow three days after she stormed out of her home on Saturday, May 30.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of her death.