Murdered Baby Case Faces Scrutiny

Members of Swansea Council’s health and social care scrutiny board will look at the case of murdered baby Aaron Gilbert when it meets on Monday.The committee will review the report on how social services handled the investigation into reported abuse of the 13-month-old baby.

Aaron was murdered by his mother’s partner at the time, Andrew Lloyd. His mother, Rebecca Lewis, was convicted of familial homicide for not doing enough to protect Aaron.

An independent report into how social services reacted was launched in the wake of the convictions.

Now councillors on the scrutiny board will discuss the Serious Case Review into Aaron’s treatment.

The original report was launched after it was revealed that Swansea Council’s social services department had received calls about baby Aaron’s welfare. Letters were sent to his mother but apparently went to the wrong address.