Opportunities to protect Daniel Pelka, who was beaten to death by his mother and stepfather, 'were missed' a serious case has revealed.
Daniel Pelka's Serious Case Review is strong on what went wrong, but weak on explaining why it was allowed to happen.
Questions have been raised over the murder of Daniel Pelka, after his mother and stepfather were jailed for 30 years today.
The former headteacher of Daniel Pelka's school was suspended from his new job last week, ITV News' Sejal Karia reports.
I understand Mr Clews was suspended last week, while a council disciplinary process is underway. Neither he nor his union making a comment.
But Mr Clews has said in the past that he did all he could, but that Daniel's mum and stepdad were accomplished liars.
Various professionals, including some working at Daniel's school were criticised in a recent report after his death.
Murdered toddler Daniel Pelka came in contact with a number of professionals who either noticed or treated him for injuries, or saw changes in his weight before his death in March 2012.
The Serious Case Review found there were a number of opportunities to protect Daniel that were missed.
The former headteacher of the school toddler Daniel Pelka attended has been suspended from his new job.
Darren Clews was the head of Little Heath Primary School when the four-year-old was tortured and murdered by his mother and step-father.
Mr Clews has since left Little Heath and has been suspended from his current school Grangehurst Primary and disciplinary proceedings are underway.
His mother Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek were both jailed for a minimum of 30 years.
A children's services boss who was criticised for failings by his former council over murdered schoolboy Daniel Pelka has stepped down from his new child protection post.
Tower Hamlets Council said Colin Green had withdrawn as chairman of the Local Safeguarding Children Board "with immediate effect".
He had taken the role after retiring as Coventry City Council's director of children's services last month following revelations about failings by his department over the boy's death.
The former director of children's services at Coventry City Council, who missed opportunities to intervene in the Daniel Pelka case, has been appointed to a new child protection role - in a move that has been heavily criticised.
Colin Green retired from the council at the end of last month but is now set to become the independent chairman of Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Children Board in London.
A serious case review into the death of Pelka, four, who was beaten to death by his mother and stepfather, found that opportunities were missed by the city's children's services team.
The review also claimed health professionals, school staff, police and other child protection agencies misses signs for an intervention.
Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for the area of Coventry where Daniel and his family lived, said he was "stunned" at the news of Mr Green's appointment, which he claimed was "an affront to public opinion".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Government must ensure abused children like Daniel Pelka "do not fall in between the cracks of the system again".
Mr Clegg told ITV News it was "absolutely heartbreaking" that Daniel had been neglected and abused "in the most unimaginable way".
"The whole nation was shocked to our core when we saw what happened to this little poor boy," he added.
Home Secretary Theresa May said there are "lessons to be learnt" from the case of Daniel Pelka, the four-year-old boy who was beaten and starved to death.
Ms May said: "I'm pleased the Government enables these reviews now to be published so we can actually see where issues arise. We can genuinely learn the lessons.
"I think all the agencies have recognised that they need to look at how information is shared between people.
"One of the issues that the Daniel Pelka case raises is that when people are looking into issues of domestic violence, making sure we look at how those incidents affect children."
Prior to Daniel Pelka's death in March 2012, the four-year-old came in contact with a number of professionals who either noticed or treated him for injuries, or saw changes in his weight and eating behaviour.
The Serious Case Review found there were a number of opportunities to protect Daniel that were missed:
Children's Minister Edward Timpson has ruled out Government support for a so-called "Daniel's Law" that would place a legal duty on social workers, doctors and school teachers to report child abuse.
Mr Timpson has instead written to the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board, which published today's report, urging them to "dig deeper" into the reasons why mistakes were made in the case of Daniel Pelka.
He said: "Mandatory reporting is not the answer. Guidance is already crystal clear that professionals should refer immediately to social care when they are concerned about a child.
"Other countries have tried mandatory reporting and there is no evidence to show that it is a better system for protecting children. In fact there is evidence to show it can make children less safe."