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A paedophile who repeatedly raped a toddler at the nursery where he worked was able to stay undiscovered by exploiting weaknesses in the system. That is the finding of a serious case review set up after he was jailed for life.
The review found gaping holes in the exchange of information between the nursery and agencies whose job it is to oversee child welfare.
The director of a child protection charity has said better training is needed in nurseries for workers to spot the signs of child abuse.
Donald Findlater, Director of Research and Development at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, says this will reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring.
His advice follows a review into the rape of a toddler by a paedophile nursery worker at Little Stars Nursery in Nechells. The report criticised council staff for not properly investigating concerns about Paul Wilson's behaviour.
Following a Serious Case Review into sexual assault on a toddler at a Birmingham nursery, a group of charities is calling for the law on reporting child abuse to change.
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood), which is leading the group, wants failure to report suspected or known child abuse to become a criminal offence.
Jane Held, Chair of Birmingham Safeguarding Children's Board, says Paul Wilson manipulated the Safeguarding policies in place at Little Stars nursery in Birmingham.
The review said a lack of rigour and depth in inspection processes had "supported" Wilson's offences.
Among other failings and weaknesses identified by the report was a lack of supervision, poor management within the nursery, and its layout.
Staff at a Birmingham nursery where a toddler was raped raised concerns about paedophile Paul Wilson's "special relationship" with the child.
A review into the case by the city's Safeguarding Children Board also found that students on a local childcare course complained about a male member of staff "taking children into the adult toilet on his own and sitting them on his lap".
A review into the rape of a toddler by a paedophile nursery worker has criticised Ofsted and council staff for failing to properly investigate concerns about his behaviour.
The serious case review into the crimes of Paul Wilson also found that Birmingham City Council and Ofsted inspectors missed "obvious pointers" which should have raised the alarm.
Wilson, then aged 21, was jailed for life in 2011 after using a mobile phone to film two separate attacks on an infant at the Little Stars Nursery in Nechells, Birmingham.
A man who raped a girl in a nursery had ‘a special relationship’ with the child, which Ofsted and a council knew about, according to a new report.
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board today published a serious case review into the actions of Paul Wilson, who worked at a nursery in Birmingham, where he raped a girl.
The report has stated that the nursery, Ofsted and the local authority should have raised the alarm when it became known that Wilson was close to the girl.
But it also commented that the responsibility for the crime does lie with the man who committed the crime, who 'took advantages of weaknesses in the system'.
Wilson, aged 21 at the time, was jailed for life in 2011 after pleading guilty to raping the child in the nursery, and 47 counts of grooming teenage girls over the internet.