The council reportedly received numerous warnings from teachers, neighbours and health visitors that Elliot was at risk of emotional and physical abuse, but despite a brief period in foster care, she was returned to her mother. She left home at age 18.
She hopes Birmingham City Council will now issue a formal apology.
“Whilst the settlement from the council is a step forward, I won’t have any sort of closure until the council apologies for repeatedly letting me down and failing to protect me. Nothing will make up for what I was forced to endure but an apology would reassure me that lessons have been learnt by the council to prevent any other children suffering like I did.”