Fife Council reveal review into Mikaeel Kular case

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Fife Council is set to review its handling of the Mikaeel Kular case.

The significant case review will be independently led.

The announcement comes just hours after Mikaeel’s mother, Rosdeep Adekoya, admitted killing the three-year old after a massive manhunt started in Edinburgh and ended with the grim discovery of his body hidden in woodland behind a relative’s home in Dunvegan Avenue, Kirkcaldy.

The family had come to the attention of social services in Kirkcaldy before they moved to Edinburgh.

The High Court in Edinburgh was told that they were alerted after reports the young mother had left her children at home without proper supervision.

Monitoring of the family by Fife social service ended in December 2013.

Mikaeel was reported missing in January 2014, sparking a massive police search which brought hundreds of volunteers out to help.

It emerged in court she had repeatedly beaten him over several days before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase and driving to Kirkcaldy where she hit it in woodland behind the houses in Dunvegan Avenue.

Now, as she awaits sentence having been convicted of her son’s culpable homicide, the first review has been announced - and its work has already begun.

John Myles, independent chairman of Fife Child Protection Committee John Myles announced the move.

He said: “The joint Chief Officers Group of Fife and City of Edinburgh has decided to conduct a significant case review following the tragic death Of Mikaeel Kular.

“It will be led independently and will take place in two phases. The first phase will look at information available from files, records, and policies and procedures that were in place before Mikaeel’s death.

“Work on this phase has already started.

‘‘Phase two will take into account any new information that has come to light during the criminal proceedings and will involve interviews with relevant staff. We are aiming to announce the findings by December.”