- Boy suffered more than 50 injuries over eight months of abuse, during which he was seen 60 times by health or social workers.
- Child had been on the child protection register of Haringey social services.
- Two days before the toddler died in August last year, a doctor failed to spot his broken back or ribs.
Social workers involved in the case of Baby P were persuaded repeatedly by his 27-year-old mother that his appalling injuries were the result of falls and other accidents. Bruises, scabs and other infections were covered up with chocolate smears and nappy cream. The social workers were not aware that a violent boyfriend had moved into the house and believed that the baby was a victim of neglect, not abuse. Rather than take him into care, they assigned more support staff. When the child died, two days after being seen by a paediatrician, he was found to have eight fractured ribs and a broken back. The 32-year-old boyfriend and a lodger, Jason Owen, 36, were convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday of causing or allowing his death. The mother had admitted previously the same charge. The boyfriend was cleared by a jury of murder, a charge that was dropped against the other two defendants during the trial. The family cannot be named for legal reasons.
~From The Times Online~
How The Fuck Could This Happen???