Birmingham City Council has apologised for failing to properly respond to concerns about a nursery worker who raped a toddler.
A spokesman for the authority said:
The council had a responsibility in terms of responding to reports of Paul Wilson's behaviour rather than preventing it.
Birmingham City Council fully acknowledges that a referral to us was not followed through, and that this meant that Paul Wilson was able to continue undetected for a longer period.
The council is very sorry that it failed to properly respond to the concerns about Paul Wilson. Improving our services to children remains our top priority.
At least six members of staff at the Little Stars nursery raised concerns about Wilson's behaviour before his arrest, but he continued to work there despite receiving a written warning.
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