News round up: ‘Baby P could have been put into care’

Council lawyers admit Baby P could have been put into care

There was probably sufficient evidence to justify taking Baby P into care days before he was brutally killed, council lawyers at the centre of the case have privately admitted, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

The admission contradicts the legal advice given to social workers a week before the toddler died that proceedings to remove him from his family could not go ahead because the risk “threshold” to trigger an application to take him into care had not been crossed.

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Father describes devastation at Baby P’s death

The father of Baby P described today how he made a frantic dash to be at his son’s bedside only to find he was too late and the boy – since named as Peter – was already dead.

In a victim impact statement read to a hushed courtroom at the Old Bailey in London today , the toddler’s father, who cannot be named, said that since his son’s death he felt he had been living a nightmare.
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Baby P’s mother apologises in letter to judge

The mother of Baby P today apologised for failing her dead son and the pain and suffering she had caused.

The 27-year-old, who cannot be identified, wrote from prison to Judge Stephen Kramer at the Old Bailey on the eve of her sentencing for causing or allowing the 17-month-old’s death.

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