A child, unwanted from birth and neglected by her birth parents, is hopeful that her new stepmother will love her like a daughter. It is not to be and her story will become a cautionary tale in the U.K. of how the child protective system spectacularly failed Lauren Wright.
"Tragic tale of a child unwanted from the day of her birth" by Terri Judd for The Independent,
Oct 2, 2001.
"A Life of Abuse and Neglect" by Paul Kelso for The Guardian
, Oct 1, 2001.
A series of articles in BBC News
- "Doctor examine girl before death", Sept 5, 2001; "Stepmother 'loved Lauren'", Sept 20, 'Mum punched Lauren' says son", Sept 25; "Lauren inquiry demanded", "A lifetime of abuse" - all Oct 1, 2001.
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