Clegg: Children 'must not fall between the cracks again'

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.

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'Missed chances' to help boy

A serious case review into the death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka found repeated failures by agencies set up to safeguard children's welfare but concluded nobody could have predicted his death at the hands of an abusive mother her partner.