Parents narrowly avoided a prison sentence as it was acknowledged by a Judge that there were unusual features in this case, one being that the parents had made efforts to see professionals with a number of visits to GPs and at a SureStart centre. 

Southampton's Local Safeguarding Children's Board have said that an independent learning review will now be undertaken. This will examine what went wrong, where opportunities to intervene and support the family were missed, and what can be done to prevent any such cases in the future.