The Serious Case Review into Daniel Pelka's death has made 15 recommendations for changes to current practice and processes, joint working and training across agencies.
Those recommendations include:
- Improvements in the identification and reporting of domestic abuse in families
- Better reporting by schools of injuries to children and any welfare concerns
- More rigour in social work assessments, recording and challenging parents
The report, published by Coventry Safeguarding Children Board, also highlights the need for more health visitors in Coventry and the importance of health professionals - such as paediatricians - considering child abuse when they assess the welfare of children.
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.