Twice police used emergency powers, in July 2009 and October 2010, taking the child from her mother, but Kaiya was returned with 'undue haste', the report said.Gosh! That sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? It's not new. Far from it.
And no doubt we can expect more hand-wringing from the social worklers in days to come.
Parents, nursery staff and even housing association workmen at her flat repeatedly reported concerns but despite a 'Child Protection Plan', conferences and strategy meetings there was a 'fairly chaotic' approach to case planning, the report said.Shades of Victoria Climbie all over again! What did I say about that at the time? Ah, yes!
"People understand the failings all too well. It was people, after all, not the so-called 'experts', that raised the alarm. People like her childminder, Priscilla Cameron, and the taxi driver Salman Pinarbasi, who could see with their untrained eyes what the 'experts' apparantly could not, for all their training. If the system was flawed, it was because it was owned and operated by utter incompetents like Lisa Arthurworrey with her politically-correct training, and not by people like Ms Cameron and Mr Pinarbasi, with their common sense and humanity."Deja vu all over again..
The report concluded Kaiya's death 'could not have been predicted'.Do they keep typing that phrase anew for each case, or do you suppose they've had a stamp made up for it, to save time?
Ian Rush, chairman of Manchester Safeguarding Children Board, said: 'Whilst the report finds that the tragic death of this little girl could not have been predicted by any of the agencies working with the family, the recommendations make it clear that agencies could and should have done some things differently.
'This was a complex case, made all the more so by the mother's mental health needs, and presenting behaviour.
'This led to an over-emphasis by agencies on dealing with the mother and her needs, rather than focusing on the child and ensuring her needs were met.'Wasn't the lengthy and expensive Victoria Climbie enquiry supposed to resolve that very thing?
Why, yes. Yes, it was.
That was all a big waste of money then, wasn't it?