Abuse reports made public

FULL reports of official investigations into the most notorious cases of child abuse are to be published, ministers have confirmed.

UK children's minister Tim Loughton said the reviews into the deaths of Baby P and Khyra Ishaq, as well as the cases of the Edlington brothers and Shannon Matthews, will be released.

He said: "When you read some of these reviews, it becomes clear that a lot of fault can be laid at the door of other agencies.

"Yet it is always social workers who take the brunt of the criticism. This is a way of helping to restore some of the lost confidence in social workers."

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