In July, a mother was charged with the murder of her two children in Lørenskog. The County Governor now believes that Rælingen municipality broke the law during the follow-up of a warning against the mother.
Rælingen municipality confirmed in July that the child welfare service in the municipality on 6 September last year received a report of concern about the mother from the police.
After the double murder in July, the municipality itself requested an investigation of their handling of the case, and therefore forwarded the case to the County Governor in Oslo and Viken.
The conclusion from the County Governor is that the child welfare service in the municipality has broken the law, writes Romerikes Blad.
Among other things, it must have taken 23 days before the child welfare service initiated investigations into the case.
Section chief Atle Grønstøl at the social and child welfare department at the County Governor in Oslo and Viken tells the newspaper that they believe that the municipality was not informed well enough before the concluded investigation.
The county governor also believes that the start of the investigation should have started earlier, given the content of the report of concern.
The woman is accused of having killed her children on 19 July.
The killings were discovered when the fire brigade arrived at 8.30 when they moved out to check on a possible fire. The fire crews found the 35-year-old woman critically injured together with the two lifeless children in the apartment at Skårer in Lørenskog municipality.
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