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Coventry City Council chief executive Martin Reeves said:
The campaign of abuse against four-year-old Daniel Pelka was "very different" to a usual pattern of domestic violence, the author of a report into his death has said.
Ron Lock told Daybreak: "Most abuse that I come across is the result of parental stress and inadequacy. This was pre-meditated abuse, which is very rare".
Child protection services "have changed" and the number of referrals have increased, Mr Lock added.
West Midlands Police says it has made improvements in the way it deals with domestic abuse cases after the death of schoolboy Daniel Pelka.
The four-year-old was beaten and starved in Coventry by his mother Magdalena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek.
Following a Serious Case Review which has been published today, police chiefs have admitted that more could have been done.
The findings of the Serious Case Review of the Daniel Pelka case have been published.
The 4-year-old was abused and starved to death by his mother Magdalena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek.
The purpose of the review was to find out why teachers, doctors and social services didn't prevent his death. It also reveals that police were called to Daniel's home 27 times because of domestic violence in the time before his death.