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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.

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More than 53,000 people sign 'Daniel's Law' petition

More than 53,000 people signed a petition launched calling for a new law forcing people who work with children to report suspected child abuse.

The signatures were handed to 10 Downing Street yesterday ahead of the publication of the Serious Case Review into Daniel Pelka's murder.

The signature were handed in to Downing Street yesterday. Credit: ITV News

Paula Barrow, a mother-of-two from Manchester, launched the petition on the website after hearing about Daniel's abuse and subsequent death.

Mrs Barrow said she was "shocked and deeply affected" by the case and has called for a new law removing "uncertainty" over how professionals should act.

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