Death of Baby P

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Peter Connelly
"Baby P"
Born(2006-03-01)1 March 2006
Died(2007-08-03)3 August 2007 (aged &&&&&&&&&&&&05201 year 5 months)[1]
Cause of deathHomicide by Murder. Child abuse
Resting placeSt Pancras and Islington Cemetery
East Finchley, North London
ParentTracey Connelly (mother)

Peter Connelly (1 March 2006 – 3 August 2007) (also known as "Baby P", "Child A"[2] and "Baby Peter") was a 17-month-old British child. He died of child abuse on 3 August 2007 in London, England after suffering more than 50 injuries over an eight-month period. His mother, her partner and his brother were sent to prison for attacking him. The case resulted in several big investigations into how the social services department of Haringey Council carried out its job looking after children in danger. In a similar case, the same child welfare authorities had failed seven years earlier in the murder of Victoria Climbié.[3] There had been a public inquiry and measures had been put in place to prevent similar cases.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sam Jones (2008-11-12). "Sixty missed chances to save baby 'used as a punchbag'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  2. "The Case of Child A". Haringey Council. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  3. White, Michael (2008-11-12). "Squabble over Baby P was not the Commons at its best". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-11-12.