How To Prevent Baby P's Death

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* Baby P failed by police, social workers and lawyers * Toddler had 60 visits from agencies over 8 months * 'Horrifying death' could have been prevented * Authorities didn't realise violent partner lived there The horrific extent to which Baby P was failed by nearly everyone who came into contact with him was laid bare yesterday. Social workers, doctors and police committed a catalogue of errors which led to the toddler’s death at the hands of his mother and her sadistic boyfriend. The full report into how the toddler died disclosed how Baby Peter’s mother, Tracey Connelly, told the authorities she had a boyfriend – but they did not ask who he was or insist on meeting him. She even named Steven Barker – who later battered Peter…show more content…
The report made 58 recommendations for how to bring about a "step change" in protecting children from harm. His first investigation into child protection in this country was prompted by the tragic death of Victoria Climbie. She died in February 2000 of malnutrition and hypothermia, having suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her great-aunt and the aunt's boyfriend. It was Lord Laming's first brush with Haringey Council in north London, which he severely criticised for failing to protect the eight-year-old years before investigating the same council's failure to protect Baby P. Victoria was sent to Europe from the Ivory Coast by her parents in the hope that she would receive a better education. But she was starved, beaten with coat hangers and bicycle chains, bound naked and kept prisoner in a freezing bathroom in a squalid inner-city flat in London. When she died in February 2000, she weighed just 3st 10lb (24kg) and was found to have 128 separate injuries. Lord Laming's public inquiry found a series of missed chances for the authorities to save her

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