‘No warning signs’ in daughter stabbing
9:44am Monday 3rd September 2012 in Local
AN INVESTIGATION — launched following the death of Chloe Burke, who was stabbed to death by her mother, Dawn Makin — has found there was nothing to predict it would happen.
Makin was jailed for 12 years on Thursday after admitting Chloe’s manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
Chloe, aged four, was found dead at her home in Lea Mount Drive, Bury, on February 17 last year and Makin was unconscious after attempting to kill herself.
A serious case review, by Bury Safeguarding Children Board, revealed there were “no warning signs” Makin would harm Chloe Burke.
But is added there are a “number of key lessons that can be learnt from the case”.
The review found “a theme of domestic violence”, as well as alcohol misuse, and said there were “likely” to be financial problems as Makin had been dismissed from her job. The review made a series of recommendations to the organisations involved, including training staff on filicide and for childminders to keep written records of information passed between those involved with the child’s care.