Fresh review ordered into Daniel Pelka case 'failings'

A fresh report into why child protection workers failed to intervene to save murdered schoolboy Daniel Pelka has been launched, investigators have announced.

Four-year-old Daniel, from Coventry, was beaten and starved to death by his mother, Magdelena Luczak, and stepfather Mariusz Krezolek, who are currently serving a minimum of 30 years in prison for murder.

Schoolboy Daniel Pelka, who was beaten and starved to death by his mother and stepfather
Schoolboy Daniel Pelka, who was beaten and starved to death by his mother and stepfather Credit: West Midlands Police

The Coventry Safeguarding Children Board will be digging deeper into the breakdown of the network of social workers, health professionals, teaching staff and police, after a damning initial report revealed numerous and repeated failings.

The report found that despite a number of danger signs - including broken bones, arriving at school with black eyes, and teachers catching him raiding bins for scraps of food - nobody ever spoke to Daniel alone, or intervened in his care.

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Pelka serious case review

A fresh review will be published looking into the exact reasons behind a series of failings leading to the death of schoolboy Daniel Pelka. The four-year-old was abused and starved to death by his mother and her partner.