Inquiry into Bailey Gwynne killing outlines scope of investigation

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Organisations have outlined a six-point plan for the inquiry into the death of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

Details of the multi-agency investigation will examine events surrounding the Cults Academy pupil’s tragic death last October.

The review, to be chaired by investigator Andrew Lowe – the independent chairman of child and adult protection in Renfrewshire – involves Aberdeen City Council, NHS Grampian and Police Scotland.

Mr Lowe’s team will investigate the relationship between 16-year-old Bailey and his killer, develop a detailed timeline of the lead-up to Bailey’s death, and determine if the educational, pastoral, health and social care services that were provided were suitable.

The investigation will also involve finding out if there are any lessons that can be learned from the case and, if necessary, identify changes and developments are needed within the current youth justice system in Aberdeen.

Mr Lowe will have access to any case files and documents he deems necessary from the city council, police, NHS Grampian and the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration as part of the inquiry.

The report, which is to be published and shared with the Scottish Government by September, will then determine if the outcome of the investigation has any implications for Scotland as a whole.