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THE foster carer that troubled schoolgirl Dana Baker took to calling “mum” has told The Shuttle of her family’s pain at the youngster’s tragic suicide and her hopes social services will “listen and improve” after the damning findings of an inquest.
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December 2008: Dana, then aged 14 and a pupil at Wolverley CE Secondary School, reveals to school nurses that she is in a relationship with her karate instructor, Jaspal Riat, aged in his 40s. But she later retracts that and, after an investigation by police and social services, no action is taken.
6:00am Friday 30th May 2014
Tragic Dana Baker put forward her own ideas about how to improve the care of foster children before she died - helping to spark a £5.5 million shake-up of Worcestershire County Council social services for young people.
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THE devastated parents of "beautiful and loving" schoolgirl Dana Baker - who was found hanged after 18 months in foster homes - believe she might still be alive if her care placements had been better managed.
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DESPERATE teenager Dana Baker's final message - saying how "alone and abandoned" she felt on the day she was found hanged - went unanswered because the foster agency social worker who received it had been ordered to have no more contact with her, an inquest heard.
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FURTHER revelations have been made about the traumatic life of sex abuse victim Dana Baker in the run-up to her death by hanging - with claims that she was forced to deal drugs while in foster care and had a relationship with a second man.
9:08am Friday 9th May 2014
Worcestershire’s senior coroner has revealed an independent investigation’s criticisms of social services’ handling of the case of a 16-year-old sex abuse victim who ended up hanging from a tree near a road island.
6:10am Friday 9th May 2014
Teachers at tragic karate teen's new school 'unaware' of risk of self-harming despite earlier suicide bid
3:08pm Wednesday 7th May 2014
TROUBLED sex abuse victim Dana Baker slashed her wrists with a pair of scissors at her new school, where teachers had not been made aware of the risk of her self-harming, despite an earlier suicide bid, an inquest heard.
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