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Verdict to be delivered in Jeffrey Baldwin inquest
The jury will also deliver recommendations aimed at preventing deaths like that of the 5-year-old boy
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Jeffrey Baldwin

A coroner's jury is set to deliver recommendations today aimed at helping prevent deaths like that of a five-year-old boy who starved to death in his grandparents' home in Toronto.
    
Jeffrey Baldwin and his siblings were placed in the care of his grandparents, who starved and neglected him so severely that when he died just shy of his sixth birthday his weight was that of a 10-month-old infant.
    
Both of Jeffrey's grandparents had previous convictions for child abuse, but those records weren't discovered in the Catholic Children's Aid Society's own files until after his death in 2002.
    
After an inquest that spanned several months and saw more than 300 exhibits, the jury has been considering its verdict and recommendations for little more than a week.
    
The jury will likely rely on dozens of recommendations jointly suggested by the various groups with standing at the inquest.
    
The proposed recommendations focus largely on the child welfare system and its information-sharing and record-keeping practices, but also on areas such as schools and the public's duty to report suspected child abuse.

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Jeffrey Baldwin

A coroner's jury is set to deliver recommendations today aimed at helping prevent deaths like that of a five-year-old boy who starved to death in his grandparents' home in Toronto.
    
Jeffrey Baldwin and his siblings were placed in the care of his grandparents, who starved and neglected him so severely that when he died just shy of his sixth birthday his weight was that of a 10-month-old infant.
    
Both of Jeffrey's grandparents had previous convictions for child abuse, but those records weren't discovered in the Catholic Children's Aid Society's own files until after his death in 2002.
    
After an inquest that spanned several months and saw more than 300 exhibits, the jury has been considering its verdict and recommendations for little more than a week.
    
The jury will likely rely on dozens of recommendations jointly suggested by the various groups with standing at the inquest.
    
The proposed recommendations focus largely on the child welfare system and its information-sharing and record-keeping practices, but also on areas such as schools and the public's duty to report suspected child abuse.

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