Liam Fee social worker feels she has been blamed for the toddler’s murder


A former social worker involved in the case of murdered Gateshead two-year-old Liam Fee said she feels as if the blame for his death has been placed on her.

Lesley Bate was removed from the register in 2016 after the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) upheld 12 charges raised during her work at Fife Council.

They included a failure to record a number of visits, assess risks and refer cases to other support teams.

Liam died at his home near Glenrothes, Fife, on March 22 2014 following a prolonged campaign of abuse spanning more than two years at the hands of his mother Rachel Fee, also known as Rachel Trelfa, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, both originally from Ryton, Gateshead.

In the BBC Scotland documentary Fife’s Child Killings: The Untold Story, to be aired on Wednesday, (watch here) the former social worker claims the blame for his…

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