When a child dies unexpectedly what are the steps

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My daughter's 16 month old son suddenly died on January 21.  The events that follows with the police and social services needs to be addressed.

The police and the social services have a secret meeting at the hospital and decisions are made. However those decisions should be addressed and the grieving family should be made aware what has happens next  and why this meetings take place and why the family are excluded.

The police and social services then should inform the family what steps are taken and explain why they are necessary. The family should be kept up dated on events so they know what to expect - It is not a secret but the police and social services state that they are open and honest but the truth is THEY ARE NOT open or honest.

The  coroner stated in their report  "There was no suspicious circumstance to the death of my grandson" Yet my daughter was arrested a week later under the alleged accusation of  neglect of a child.  Not only was she arrested but she spent 8 hours in a police cell and was only offered food once and only had 3 cups of water.

I want to make this Pefectly clear I understand there are parents that do kill their children but when a coroner states there are no suspicious circumstances I do feel the parent should be allowed to grieve but if the coroner comes back and states I'm not sure or there is something that should be look into then yes go and arrest the parent.

What really needs to change is the interference of the social services They should wait. Once the police have completed their investigation ONLY if necessary social services can have their child protection conference.

The officer who made the arrest   should not be involved in the conference as he/she has already formed their opinion as what should happen which causes them to be biased against the grieving family.

If this is the behavior on the part of the police and social services every time a child dies unexpectedly or suddenly then the law needs to be looked at very closely by Independent Panel who have no ties to either the police or social services  and they report that a change is necessary then Government should make that change.



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