Amber Peat: council tight-lipped over TV documentary
DERBYSHIRE County Council has refused to comment on claims made in a television documentary about the authority’s involvement with tragic teenager Amber Peat before her death.
Formerly living in Belper, Amber went missing from her Mansfield home on May 31 for three days last year and was found hanged just a mile away.
On this week’s BBC Inside Out East Midlands programme, it was claimed that council documents seen by its reporter revealed concern was expressed about Amber when she was a pupil at Tibshelf Community School.
The programme said that Amber was working with a council youth worker and a report described her as exhibiting “challenging behavior” and “attachment issues”.
Last year, the 13-year-old’s biological father, Adrian Cook, demanded answers from the council, claiming the authority was contacted by the youngster as far back as January 2014.
A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “Amber’s death was extremely sad.
“We don’t comment on individual cases. A serious case review will be carried out by Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.
“We’ll support this and any other review fully by providing any information which is requested.”
Police maintain there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Amber’s death.