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David Wright, director of social services for Norfolk CC said that the ...
David Wright, director of social services for Norfolk CC said that the

service had failed a five year old child who was murdered by her mother's violent boyfriend.

'We failed in our duty and for that I am deeply sorry. This could happen again because our workload now is even worse,' he said in the Daily Telegraph (Dec 12, p5).

Following the sentencing at Norwich crown court of Graham Sate, who battered the little girl to death, chief officers from Norfolk social services, the area child protection committee, the civilian police and the RAf police all admitted mistakes had been made after police and social workers failed to act on signs that the child was at risk.
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