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Scandal of Baby P; Damning reports are due.

MORE damning failings that led to Baby P's death were revealed today with the publication of previously secret official reports.

The toddler died due to the incompetence of "almost all the staff in every agency involved", according to details from two serious case reviews reported today. Baby P's GP failed to report suspicious bruises, police failed to fully investigate his injuries and a key meeting between lawyers and social workers to decide whether he should be put into care was delayed for seven weeks.

So far only summaries of the two "serious case reviews" carried out into the tragedy have been released.

Now the documents are being made public in full.

Baby P, now named as Peter Connelly, was just 17 months old when he died in Tottenham, north London, at the hands of his mother, Tracey Connelly, now serving a prison sentence in Durham's Low Newton, her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen in August 2007.

He suffered more than 50 injuries despite receiving 60 visits from social workers, doctors and police.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2010
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