The death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes raises hard questions – we must address them all – Harry Ferguson

The manner of the death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes at the hands of his father and stepmother, now convicted of manslaughter and murder respectively, is shocking. The evidence heard in court was some of the most tragic I’ve seen and heard in a social work career lasting more than 40 years. This was echoed by the judge who said: “[Arthur] was subjected to the most unimaginable suffering at the hands of both of you … Your behaviour towards him was often spiteful and at times sadistic.” Read more.

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