Coventry children's services branded 'inadequate'

Daniel Pelka died in March 2012 after a sustained campaign of abuse at the hands of his mother and her partner. Credit: West Midlands Police

Children's services in Coventry have been labelled as "inadequate" in a highly critical report published by Ofsted two years after the death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka.

The schoolboy died in March 2012 after being subjected to a sustained campaign of abuse by his mother and her partner.

A 46 per cent increase in workloads over the last two years mean caseloads for workers are too high, the report said.

The report was based on a three-week inspection by Ofsted earlier this year.

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Ofsted: Coventry children's services 'inadequate'

Vulnerable children are left at risk of harm in Coventry according to a critical report into the city's children's services department by inspectors, two years after the death of schoolboy Daniel Pelka.