'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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Pelka abuse 'a rare event' making it difficult to spot

The campaign of abuse against four-year-old Daniel Pelka was "very different" to a usual pattern of domestic violence, the author of a report into his death has said.

Ron Lock told Daybreak: "Most abuse that I come across is the result of parental stress and inadequacy. This was pre-meditated abuse, which is very rare".

Child protection services "have changed" and the number of referrals have increased, Mr Lock added.

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