Questions are being raised over the death of Daniel Pelka and how he could have been allowed to be subjected to such "despicable torment", the chief executive of the NSPCC said today.
Peter Wanless added:
There are many brilliant professionals and citizens who are alert to the signs of abuse, whose timely actions to prevent harm never make the headlines.
But, when adults are hell bent on destroying a child's life and doing all they can to deceive those around them, the criticality of questioning a child's behaviour and speaking out about it is more important than ever.
Questions have been raised over the murder of Daniel Pelka, after his mother and stepfather were jailed for 30 years today.
A couple have been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four-year-old Daniel Pelka, in March 2012.
A "callous and wretched" mother and her partner are facing life sentences for murdering systematically abused four-year-old boy.