References relevant to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry

The Murder_of_Victoria_Climbié

An excellent Wikipedia article. A good narrative on the case, however, it seems to rely a lot on newspaper stories for its sources. Includes a long list of these and other sources at the end.

Academic and professional books and papers

Anon (2003) 'What we want for children'. Community Care, Thursday 30 January 2003, pp. 34-36

Balen, R., G. R Gibbs, C. Hall, H. Masson, and A. Teal. 2005. Establishing an accessible data corpus based on evidence to the Victoria Climbié inquiry.

Balen, Rachel, and Masson, Helen. 2008. The Victoria Climbie case: social work education for practice in children and families' work before and since. Child & Family Social Work 13, no. 2: 121-132. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2007.00525.x.

Bannon, M.J. & Carter, Y.H. Paediatricians and child protection: the need for effective education and training Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2003, 88: 560–562

Bastable, R., P. Brimblecombe, T. Ambury, and M. Baker. 2005. Child protection: what does the Laming Inquiry mean for GPs. The New Generalist: 60–1.

Butler, I. & Drakeford, M. (2005) Scandal, Social Policy and Social Welfare, 2nd edn. BASW/Policy Press, Bristol.

Carter, Y. H. 2007. Lessons from the past, learning for the future: safeguarding children in primary care. The British Journal of General Practice 57, no. 536: 238.

Chand, A. 2003. ‘Race’and the Laming Report on Victoria Climbie: Lessons for Inter-Professional Policy and Practice. Journal of Integrated Care 11, no. 4: 28–37.

Conway, H.L. The Laming Inquiry – Victoria Climbié’s Legacy Family Law, July, 2003, 513–516

Cooper, Andrew. 2005. 'Surface and depth in the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report'. Child & Family Social Work 10, no. 1: 1-9.

Corby, B. (2003) Towards a new means of Inquiry into child abuse cases. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 25, 229–241.

Cowan, J. 2003. Risk management, records and the Laming Report. Clinical Governance: An International Journal 8, no. 3: 271–277.

Devaney, J. 2002. Moral Agendas for Children's Welfare. Child Care in Practice 8, no. 4: 318–321.

Devaney, J. 2003. The Fifth National Congress of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Child Maltreatment: strenthening the links-research, policy and practice 20–23 July 2003 York, England. Child Care in Practice 9, no. 4: 336–338.

Douglas, A. and Watkins, C., (2003) The Victoria Climbie Report - what next? Community Care, 30th January 2003, pp. 26-27

Edwards, N., M. Marshall, A. McLellan, and K. Abbasi. 2003. Doctors and managers: a problem without a solution? British Medical Journal 326, no. 7390: 609.

Ferguson, H. (2005) Working with Violence, the Emotions and the Psycho-Social Dynamics of Child Protection: reflections on the Victoria Climbié Case. Social Work Education, 24, 781–795. 

Gabb, J., Balen, R., Gibbs, G.R., Hall. C. & Teal, A. (2006) “Victoria Climbié Inquiry Data Corpus Project: Using the Delphi Method in Multidisciplinary Child Protection Research” British Journal of Social Work Vol.36 (4) pp. 577-596 (

Garrett, P.M. Talking Child Protection. (2004) The Police and Social Workers ‘Working Together’ Journal of Social Work, , 4: 77–97

Garrett, Paul Michael. 2006. Protecting Children in a Globalized World: 'Race' and 'Place' in the Laming Report on the Death of Victoria Climbie. Journal of Social Work 6, no. 3: 315-336.

Gibbs, G.R. and Hall, C. (2007) “The Research Potential of Testimony from Public Inquiry Websites” Children & Society Vol. 21, pp. 69–79 (

Gosling, P. 2003. Lord Laming's inquiry into the brutal murder of Victoria Climbie is damning in its criticisms of the various children's services that failed to protect her. And it spells the end of the services as we know them. Public Finance-London-: 26–37.

Gould, M., (2001). 'Hit and miss'. Health Service Journal, pp. 14-15.

Great Britain. Department of Health. Social Services Inspectorate (2003) Audit of services to children in need in response to the practice recommendations of the Victoria Climbie inquiry report. London: Great Britain. Department of Health. Social Services Inspectorate, 2003. 30p.

Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills; et al; (2003) Keeping children safe: the Government's response to the Victoria Climbie Inquiry Report and Joint Chief Inspector's report Safeguarding Children. London: Stationery Office, 2003. 66p.

Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills (2003) The government's response to the Health Committee's sixth report of session 2002-03 on the Victoria Climbie inquiry report. London: Stationery Office, 2003. 10p.

Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills (2004) Every child matters: change for children. London: Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, 2004. 30p.,

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Health Committee (2003) The Victoria Climbie Inquiry report: sixth report of session 2002-03; report, and formal minutes together with oral evidence. London: Stationery Office, 2003. 33p.

Hall, C (2003) Themes In the Part II seminars of the Victoria Climbié Inquiry: Report to the NSPCC Huddersfield University

Hall, Christopher, Graham R Gibbs, Rachel Balen, Helen Masson, and Alison Rodriguez. 2008. The Usefulness of Coding in the Victoria Climbie Data Corpus: A Reply to Taylor. Qualitative Research 8, no. 5: 635-640.

Hall, Christopher, and Stef Slembrouck. 2009. Professional categorization, risk management and inter-agency communication in public inquiries into disastrous outcomes. The British Journal of Social Work 39, no. 2 (March): 280-298.

Hall, D. 2003. 'Child protection—lessons from Victoria Climbie' British Medical Journal 326, no. 7384: 293-294.

Harris, D., T. Patel, J. Dunne, and I. K. Maconochie. 2007. Implementation of the healthcare recommendations arising from the Victoria Climbie report. British Medical Journal 92, no. 1: 71.

Hobbs, Tim; Kaoukji, Dwan; Little, Michael (2006) Interview with Lord Laming: reflections on the future of children's services in England and Wales. Journal of Children's Services, 1(1), April 2006, pp.58-63.

Ivory, M. 2003. Victoria Climbie Report In the wake of Lord Laming's inquiry front-line staff lost their jobs while senior staff's careers appear unblemished. No change there then. Community Care-London-Ipc Building And Contract Journals Then Reed Business Information-: 32–33.

Jarman, M., and L. Davies. 2005. Social Workers' Professional Practice After Climbie. Family Law October 2005, no. 10: 814–819.

Johnson, Sheena, and Petrie, Stephanie. (2004). Child Protection and Risk-Management: The Death of Victoria Climbie. Journal of Social Policy 33, no. 2: 179-202.

Kinnair, D., (2003) 'Child protection: lessons from the recent past'. Community Practitioner, 76(4), pp. 121-122

Lachman, P., and C. Bernard. 2006. Moving from blame to quality: How to respond to failures in child protective services. Child abuse & neglect 30, no. 9: 963–968.

Laming (2003) Report of the Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié, London: Department of Health. Available at: N.B pdf versions of the report can also be found here and here.

Laming, L., P. Scowen, and A. Wall. 2003. After Victoria: the outcome of the Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Journal of Family Health Care 13, no. 3: 61–62.

Lewis, C., (2003). Making every child matter. Community Practitioner, 76(12), pp. pp.449-451.

Little, Michael (2002) Contribution to the seminar on identification: a common language, a common purpose; second seminar for phase two of the Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Totnes: Dartington Social Research Unit, 2002. 12p.

Loftus-Hills, A. and Paeglis, C., 2004. Child protection: reflection on practice. RCM Midwives Journal, 7(6), pp. pp.246-247.

Long, T., C. Davis, M. Johnson, M. Murphy, D. Race, and S. M Shardlow. 2006. Standards for education and training for interagency working in child protection in the UK: Implications for nurses, midwives and health visitors. Nurse Education Today 26, no. 1: 11–22.

Louis, J. L., and S. J. Bridges. 2004. Climbie Inquiry sets new standards. British Medical Journal 21, no. 5: 647.

Marcovitch, H. 2003. Learning from tragedies: clinical lessons from the Climbié report. British Medical Journal 12, no. 2: 82.

Marcovitch, H. 2003. Climbie inquiry recommends national agency for children. British Medical Journal 326, no. 7383: 239.

Mason, D., Diss, P. and Chapman, J., 2002. Coping with inquiries. Clinical Risk, 8(5), pp. 190-193.

Mason, D., 2003. Direct inquiries. Health Service Journal, , pp. 43, 45.

Masson, Judith. 2006. The Climbie Inquiry - Context and Critique. Journal of Law and Society 33, no. 2: 221-243.

Mulholland, H., 2003. Child protection: the nurse's role. Nursing times, 99(18), pp. 20-24.

Mulholland, H., 2003. Nurses can make sure it never happens again. Nursing times, 99(5), pp. 10-11.

Munro, E., 2004. State regulation of parenting. Political Quarterly, 75(2), pp. pp.180-184.

Munro, E. (2005) A systems approach to investigating child  abuse deaths. British Journal of Social Work, 35, 531–546.

Parton, Nigel. 2004. From Maria Colwell to Victoria Climbié: Reflections on Public Inquiries into Child Abuse a Generation Apart. Child Abuse Review 13, no. 2: 80-94.

Parton, Nigel.  2006. Every Child Matters’: the shift to prevention whilst strengthening protection in children's services in England. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(8), August 2006, pp.976-992

Parton, Nigel.  2008. The 'Change for Children' Programme in England: Towards the 'Preventive-Surveillance State'. Journal of Law and Society 35, no. 1: 166-187.

Powell, L., 2003. Keeping watch. Police Review, , pp. 24-25.

Reder, Peter, and Sylvia Duncan. 2003. Understanding communication in child protection networks. Child Abuse Review 12, no. 2: 82-100.

Reder, P. & Duncan, S. 2004. Making the Most of the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report. Child Abuse Review 13, no. 2: 95-114.

Revans, L. 2001. The same tragic errors? Was the system itself to blame for the death of Anna Climbie? Community Care: 12–13.

Revell, P. 2003. Seen and heard The children's green paper aims to integrate services to ensure that no child suffers as Victoria Climbie did. Public Finance-London-: 28–29.

Reynolds, N. 2001. Out of sight, out of mind? Climbie Inquiry and private fostering regulation. Community Practitioner 74: 405–408.

Rustin, Margaret. 2005. Conceptual analysis of critical moments in Victoria Climbié's life. Child & Family Social Work 10, no. 1: 11-19.

Rustin, Michael. 2004. Learning from the Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Journal of Social Work Practice 18, no. 1: 9-18.

Shakespeare, J. 2003. Editorial-Climbie and Laming–Implications for GPs. Update-Journal of Continuing Education for General Practitioners-UK Edition 66, no. 8: 464–466.

Shifrin, T., 2003. Slow but sure. Health Service Journal, , pp. 13-14.

Sibert, J. 2004. Thoughts on the Victoria Climbié Inquiry more than a year on: implications for paediatricians. Current Paediatrics 14, no. 7: 619–622.

Sinclair, I. & Corden, J. (2005) A Management Solution to Keeping Children Safe: Can Agencies Achieve What Lord Laming Wants?  Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

Smith, F., and C. Inquiry. 2003. Safe-guarding the young. Paediatric Nursing 15, no. 10: 24–25.

Smith, Martin. 2003. Social Workers Praised by Service Users! What the Climbie Report Doesn't Say. Practice (UK) 15, no. 3: 7-16.

Snowden, Emma. 2009. Enjoy and Achieve: Finding Opportunities to Action the "Every Child Matters" Framework to Provide Opportunities for Children and Adults to Work Collaboratively on an Outdoor Learning Project. FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education 51.

Stanley, Nicky. 2004. A Year On from the Climbié Inquiry. Child Abuse Review 13, no. 2: 75-79.

Tanner, Karen. 2004. Facing Difficult Realities: A Conference on the Findings of the Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Journal of Social Work Practice 18, no. 1 (March): 137-138.

Tough, J. 2007. Passage to India The horrific death of Victoria Climbie saw the creation of a compulsory training course for UK paediatricians, supported by police, legal and healthcare professionals. Police Review: 24.

Valios, N. 2002. Children Health visitors form a vital link in child protection, one that was missing for Victoria Climbie. Community Care: 28–29.

Walshe, K. 2003. Understanding and learning from organisational failure. British Medical Journal 12, no. 2: 81.

Weir, A. 2003. How Every Child Matters approaches the flawed thinking in the Victoria Climbie case. Community Care: 34–35.

Welbury, R. 2006. Child protection. European archives of paediatric dentistry: official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry 7, no. 3: 122.

Wild, J. 2003. Victoria Climbie Report Lord Laming's report raises more questions than it answers. Community Care: 38–39.

Winchester, R. 2001. Child protection The Anna Climbie case has led to campaigners voicing fresh doubts over the child protection system. Community Care: 10–11.

Winchester, R.  2003. Victoria Climbie Report: the viability of Lord Laming's wish for a child protection database. Community Care: 38–39.

Winchester, R., and D. Behan. 2002. Child Protection In the first of a series on challenges brought to light by the Victoria Climbie Inquiry. Community Care: 26–29.



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