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Baby P

  • Date Submitted: 07/03/2016 07:52 AM
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Peter Connelly (also known as baby P) was a 17 month old British boy died after suffering more than 50 injuries over an eight month period, during which he was repeatedly seen by Haringey Children’s services and NHS health professionals. The case caused shock and concern among the public and in parliament, partly because of the serious of Peters injuries and partly because Peter had lived in London Borough of Haringey, North London, under the same child care authorities that had already failed ten years earlier in the case of Victoria Climbie. This led to a public enquiry which resulted in measures being put in place in an effort to prevent similar cases happening. Peter’s mother, her boyfriend, Steven Barker, and Jason Owen (later to find out he was the brother of Barker) were all convicted of causing the death of a child, the mother pleaded guilty to the charge. Peter Connelly was born on 1st March 2006, in December, a GP noticed bruises on Peters face and chest, his mother was arrested and peter was put into the care of a family friend, but returned home in January 2007. Over the next few months, peter was admitted to hospital on two occasions suffering from injuries including bruising, scratching and swelling on the side of his head, his mother was arrested again in May 2007. In June 2007 a social worker saw marks on Peter and informed the police, a medical examination concluded that the bruising was due to abuse, on 4th June the baby was placed with a friend for safety. On 25th July Haringey council’s children and young people’s service obtained legal advice which indicated that the care proceedings was not met. 1st August 2007 baby peter was seen at st Ann’s hospital north London by a locum paediatrician Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat, serious an injury, including a broken back and broken ribs, (the autopsy report believed these to have pr-dated Al-Zayyat’s examination) a day later, Connelly (mother) was informed that she wouldn’t be prosecuted. The next...


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