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Statement on behalf of Warrington's Safeguarding Partnership


“Our heartfelt sympathies are with Brianna’s family and friends in what continues to be a profoundly difficult time.

“Warrington’s Safeguarding Partnership has launched an independent safeguarding practice review into this sad and deeply tragic case. This practice review is establishing what learning can be identified surrounding the actions of Scarlett Jenkinson and her role in Brianna’s murder.

“It will be a thorough process led by an expert, independent reviewer, which will look at all aspects of this very serious case.

“Reviews of this nature, although rare, are in our view essential, to look at all aspects of our collective safeguarding practices.

“While we know people are likely to have many questions, it’s important the review is not pre-judged, and is allowed sufficient space for it to be completed.

“This work is now underway and we expect the review to conclude by early Summer, at which point all relevant findings will be published"

Please note - Eddie Ratcliffe resided in Wigan, and therefore isn’t currently part of Warrington's local jurisdiction for review.

27 February 2024