The Child Practice Review following the death of Logan Mwangi was published on Thursday (Nov 24).
The review, commissioned by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board, examined the involvement of various agencies, including policing, prior to five-year-old Logan’s murder at his home in Bridgend in July 2021.
The full report can be read on the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board website.
Statement by Superintendent Marc Attwell on behalf of South Wales Police:
Firstly, our thoughts remain with Logan and everyone who knew and loved him.
His tragic death shocked and appalled the community, both here in Bridgend and more widely, and it is inconceivable that his young life was taken by those who should have protected him.
I am grateful to all the police officers who have been involved – from the initial attending officers who were faced with the most traumatic scenes imaginable to the team of detectives who worked tirelessly on the investigation to bring those responsible for this terrible crime to justice.
In keeping with our determination to protect those who need us most, South Wales Police has co-operated fully with the review commissioned by the Regional Safeguarding Board and we welcome the opportunity for all agencies to build on the arrangements we have in place to protect children from harm. That remains our over-riding priority.
The review found that police responded to all requests for help, concerns from agencies involved and members of the public in a sensitive and timely manner.
We will continue to work with a range of professionals to ensure that informed decisions can be made about children and individuals at risk of abuse.
Communities have a key role to play too and must have confidence in being able to report any concerns they may have about a child, safe in the knowledge that the information provided will be dealt with.
We can only imagine the suffering Logan experienced prior to his death and we owe it to him to ensure that everything is done to protect children from harm.