An independent inquiry into the death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, who was battered to death by his mother, is expected to report within weeks.
Fife Council ordered a significant case review after Mikaeel’s mother, Rosdeep Adekoya, admitted to killing him at their Edinburgh flat in January after becoming enraged when he fell sick, and then covering up his death.
Rosdeep persuaded Fife social workers to allow her full custody of Mikaeel and his twin sister in August 2013 before she moved to the Capital and social services stopped monitoring the family.
The 34-year-old had originally been charged with murder but pleaded guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh to reduced charges of culpable homicide and attempting to cover up Mikaeel’s death. The review will make recommendations regarding the future supervision of children. Evidence has been taken from police, the NHS, courts and child protection officers from both Fife and Edinburgh