The case of Baby P

Investigation called after child murder case with echoes of Climbie

A nationwide review of child protection has been ordered after a mother duped social workers into believing that a series of brutal injuries that led to her son’s death were accidental.

The Times

Abused toddler visited 60 times by care workers before his death

Baby P was used “as a punchbag” during eight months of abuse, but despite care workers visiting him on 60 separate occasions before his death the decisive action that could have saved his life was never taken.

The Daily Telegraph

Once again, no one’s to blame

A toddler was seen by the authorities 60 times in eight months of unimaginable torture before his death.

But not a single social worker will lose their job over the blunders which let the little boy suffer 50 injuries including a broken back, eight fractured ribs and ripped fingernails.

The Daily Mail

‘We said never again after Climbié. We were wrong’

Lord Laming, the child protection expert who led the inquiry into the circumstances of the killing of Victoria Climbié in Haringey in 2000, spoke of his distress that the same north London borough should have been the setting for the death of another child known to welfare and health agencies, despite the reforms that followed his investigation.

“What I had hoped was that Haringey would develop services that would make it an exemplar of good practice,” Laming said last night.

The Guardian

Nobody saved him

TORTURED Baby P was seen SIXTY times by health or social workers during the eight months in which he was brutally abused.

The Sun

In other news:

Jersey abuse case: police rule out murder at Haut de la Garenne

No children were murdered at the Haut de la Garenne former care home, police investigating alleged abuse in Jersey believe.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Mum Lisa, 25, found hanged in Bridgend

A YOUNG mum has been found hanged in Bridgend — taking the area’s tragic suicide toll to 24 in almost as many months.

Read more on this story in The Sun

Unemployment to hit 2million

The jobs market is working well, a Minister will say today – just ahead of figures showing unemployment nudging two million.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mirror

Husband ‘kills seriously ill wife then himself’ on eve of 55th wedding anniversary

A pensioner killed his seriously ill wife then committed suicide on the eve of their 55th wedding anniversary after becoming worried about his own failing health, police believe.

Kenneth Martin, 77, had cared devotedly for his frail 76-year-old wife Eileen since she began suffering from dementia, but he is thought to have found it an increasing struggle.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Hannah’s choice

Hannah Jones has refused the heart transplant that could save her life. But is a 13-year-old too young to make that decision? Or is she the only person who can?

Read more on this story in Society Guardian

Unions ask for benefit boost as 5,000 more job cuts announced

The TUC is appealing to the government today to raise jobless benefits after news yesterday of at least 5,000 job cuts by leading British companies.

Ahead of official data released today that is likely to show another big rise in unemployment, Virgin Media said it would slash 2,200 jobs, Yell said it would cut another 1,300 jobs, Psion said 220 jobs would go, and Vodafone announced it would cut costs by £1bn, which is expected to involve thousands of job cuts among its 47,000-strong European workforce.

Read more on this story in Society Guardian

15,000 violent prisoners to be released from jail early

Nearly 5,000 violent offenders will be let out of prison early to ease overcrowding, it was revealed yesterday.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mirror

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