Publication of the Monckton Report (Home Office, 1945) into the care of children in public care on 28 May 1945, following the death of Dennis O’Neill, a 13-year old boy who was brutally killed by his foster father in Shropshire. This case drew widespread attention to the need for better monitoring and supervision of children subject to alternative care in the UK.
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Reference: Home Office (1945) Report by Sir Walter Monckton KC on the circumstances which led to the boading out of Nennis and Terence O'Neill at Bank Farm, Minsterley, and the steps taken to supervise their welfare, Presented to the Secretary of State for the Home Department to Parliament by Command of His Majesty May 1945, Cmd. 6636, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office.