Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

PM's determination over Baby P

  • Comment
The Prime Minister has pledged his government's commitment to uncover what went wrong in the harrowing abuse case of Baby P.

Speaking in America, Gordon Brown said: "I am determined that everything we do, the inquiries we are having in this case, reveal everything that went on.

"But I am absolutely sure that, like me, every parent in the country is outraged and shocked by what has happened and angered about what happened to that infant."

The shadow children's secretary, Michael Gove, has accused ministers of not doing enough despite being told of alleged failings in Haringey Council.

Both were reacting to news an employee raised concerns about child protection six months before Baby P's death in August 2007.

Baby P was 17 months old - his mother and two men were convicted of causing his death at the Old Bailey.

The DCSF has confirmed it received a letter dated 16 February 2007 containing allegations "that child protection procedures were not being followed in Haringey".

Local Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone wants a public inquiry and says someone at the council should take responsibility.

No-one at Haringey Council has lost their job over the case.

The council welcomed a government review, saying it would be "open and co-operative" with inspectors and would implement the findings "swiftly and comprehensively".

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.