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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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Timeline of events leading up to Daniel Pelka's death

Prior to Daniel Pelka's death in March 2012, the four-year-old came in contact with a number of professionals who either noticed or treated him for injuries, or saw changes in his weight and eating behaviour.

The Serious Case Review found there were a number of opportunities to protect Daniel that were missed:

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