Last month YMCA Downslink said: ‘This tragedy has shocked us all. Our staff, particularly those who work the complex, have been and continue to be, deeply affected by it.
‘Verphy Kudi and her daughter, Asiah had been living at the independent living flats, for 11 weeks, when Asiah died.
‘We will be working with the Safeguarding Practice Review to understand any lessons that can be learned from this tragedy.
‘Our sympathies and thoughts are with the family and everyone affected by this tragic event.’
YMCA DownsLink was handed a three-year contract worth £336,000 by Brighton council to run the accommodation, starting on September 1, 2019.
A council spokesperson said last month: ‘We have been deeply saddened by this tragedy.
‘The case is currently the subject of criminal proceedings, and the city’s Safeguarding Children Partnership is also conducting a review of the circumstances in to the tragic death of this young child.
‘We are undertaking an internal review, which will feed into the partnership review.
‘We have fully supported the police investigation, and are committed to working with the Partnership in its review and taking learning from this.
‘Asiah was not on a child protection plan and was not involved with social work services when she died.
‘It would not be appropriate for us to comment further while the criminal proceedings and reviews are ongoing.’
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