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Balls set to receive Baby P report

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Children's secretary Ed Balls is due to receive an independent report into what went wrong in the Baby P case later today.

The 17-month-old died from abuse in Haringey LBC - despite being on the child protection register and being seen by professionals 60 times.

The inspectors who will present their report have beenn considering the role of health services, social workers and the police.

Their findings could prompt Mr Balls to take action to protect other children in the borough.

The child's mother, and two men have been convicted for causing his death.

Meanwhile, a group of politicians, child experts and family organisations has called on the prime minister to launch a long-term, cross-party inquiry into how to stop children growing up to become abusive parents.

The appeal comes in a letter, published in The Guardian , which is signed by 19 individuals including MPs such as the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith and the heads of leading organisations concerned with social welfare and family issues.

Other reports on Baby P on LGCplus

LGC conference on Children's Services - 4 December

LGC conference on Children's trusts - 11 December

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