Same lessons on abuse are drawn 'time and time again'

The chief executive of Action for Children said the same lessons are being drawn from Serious Case Reviews "time and time again" following the deaths of abused and neglected children.

Dame Clare Tickell said people need to "be braver" when speaking out about their concerns over children's welfare.

Daniel Pelka.
Daniel Pelka was starved and beaten to death when he was four years old. Credit: Police Handout

Dame Clare said: "Daniel Pelka's story is shocking and tragic. Sadly, we know that his is not the only one, and that there are other children in desperate need of help right now.

"We need to be braver and make sure Daniel's legacy means a brighter future for other boys and girls like him."

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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.