Both serious case reviews on the Baby P case have been published today, in a move that children’s minister Tim Loughton said he hoped would bring closure to the episode.
“After two years of high-profile reporting, I want today’s publication of the Peter Connelly reports to bring some form of closure, so everyone, family and professionals involved in this tragic case have the chance to move on,” Loughton said.
The publication was not about apportioning blame, he said, but about allowing a fuller understanding of what had happened in the case “and, most importantly, what needs to change in order to reduce the risk of such tragedies happening in the future”.
He pointed out that Haringey Council and other local partners had made significant progress since the SCRs had been carried out.
The reviews have been anonymised so that no surviving siblings are put at risk of identification, the Department for Education said.
Graham Badman, chair of Haringey safeguarding children’s board, said, since the Baby P case, services in the borough and throughout the country had continued to improve.
“The publication of the full serious case review marks an end-point but also demonstrates the integrity and willingness to change of all services that contributed.”
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