"Opportunities were missed to weigh Ayeeshia", says Carolyn White, chief nurse at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
She spoke to the Burton Mail about the health visitors’ roles during Ayeeshia’s Jayne’s life up until she moved to Stretton in February 2014 and how they will now improve on their practices.
"The health visitor visited on a regular basis because AJ was on a child protection plan and visits were recorded in a lot of detail. Clearly the report identifies the kind of environment that AJ was brought up in.
"The issues identified were about our recording of the partners of the mother and making sure we were involving them as far as possible so we have changed our practice locally to make sure it is a mandatory thing our staff complete in the future.
"It is important we have good contemporaneous records and we completed training with staff for report writing."
The report highlighted improvements which were needed over how AJ was weighed.
"There were opportunities missed to weigh AJ and we have reflected on that and we have in turn changed the guidance for our staff so when a child comes out of foster care there is an expectation that our staff will visit with the child and make a full assessment so we have a baseline record going forward.
"Clearly this is a really tragic case and it is about focusing on the recommendations of the report.
"Her death touched the hearts of everyone involved, she was a lovely little girl. We need to make sure we implement the changes going forward and embed those in our practices going forward."