A damning report has found that social workers missed vital warning signs that led to a County Durham toddler dying from a brutal attack at the hands of his mother's boyfriend.
Slater Sharkey's father had raised concerns weeks before but officials failed to act.
As Gregg Easteal reports, Durham's Safeguarding Children's Board has now apologised for the failures and says changes have already been made to its procedures.
You can watch his full report below.
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