Council 'sorry' over abuse case

The north London council that dealt with the Baby P and Victoria Climbie cases has apologised after failing to prevent the abuse of a toddler who suffered "extensive injuries" at the hands of his family.

Haringey Council 'fully accepts' abuse report findings

Haringey Council has apologised after failing to prevent the abuse of a toddler who suffered "extensive injuries" at the hands of his family, following the Baby P and Victoria Climbie cases.

Peter Connelly, known as 'Baby P' Credit: Handout

Council leader Claire Kober said: "We fully accept the findings of this SCR and apologise unreservedly for the failings set out in the report. Together with partner agencies, we could and should have intervened more swiftly.

"This case occurred during a period of rebuilding in our children's service. We have been working hard over the past three years to make significant improvements, which have been recognised by Ofsted".

Haringey Council apologises over abused toddler

The north London council that dealt with the Baby P and Victoria Climbie cases has apologised after failing to prevent the abuse of a toddler who suffered "extensive injuries" at the hands of his family.

Haringey Council apologises after failing to prevent abuse of toddler Credit: PA Wire

The boy, referred to only as Child T, was twice taken to hospital but returned to his mother and heroin addict stepfather before eventually being taken into care in June 2011 when he was aged four.

At one stage he was found to have more than 50 bruises on his body, while he told a doctor of being hit with a belt and a stick by his stepfather.

Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board launched a Serious Case Review (SCR) into the matter, which found failings by the police, social workers and medical staff who saw him and his three siblings.

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