THE Care Inspectorate has spoken to 150 health, social work and police staff following an official report into the case of murdered toddler Declan Hainey.
The inspectorate, which is the regulatory organisation for child protection authorities in Scotland, also revealed it is reviewing child protection case files for "a range" of children in the Renfrewshire area.
Declan was murdered by his drug addict mother Kimberley at an unknown date some time after his first birthday.
His mummified body was found by relatives in his mother's squalid Paisley home in March 2010. Kimberley Hainey was jailed in January this year for a minimum of 15 years.
Declan was not considered by the child protection authorities in Renfrewshire to be "at risk," despite his mother's drug problems and that social workers had previously warned of her "known dishonesty".
A Significant Case Review, commissioned jointly by Renfrewshire Council and the NHS, highlighted a catalogue of missed opportunities for social workers and health professionals to visit the home and assess Declan's situation.
Now the Evening Times has learned that the Care Inspectorate has returned to Renfrewshire Council, NHS Greater Glasgow And Clyde and other agencies to carry out a further review of their operations.
An inspectorate spokesman said: "We have reviewed case files for a range of children within Renfrewshire and spoken to about 150 staff.
"This has included health staff such as midwives, health visitors, and GPs; social care staff including social workers and addiction service workers; local police; the local voluntary sector, housing staff and school staff.
"We also met the chief officers from the local health service, the council and senior police officers. We aim to publish our report as early as autumn."
The review is not concerned with how the agencies involved handled Declan's case. It is, rather, a review into how those agencies have implemented the recommendations made by the Significant Case Review into Declan's death.