Videotaped clues from Baby P's mother were missed

In a videotaped interview obtained by Panorama, experts say Peter Connelly's mother, Tracey Connelly, provided vital clues into the dangers that lurked in the family home. The footage of Peter's mother was filmed as part of a training course undertaken by a senior team manager in Haringey children's services in March 2007, four months before Peter died as a result of a horrific string of injuries. He was 17 months at the time of his death.

Peter had been on the child protection register for more than three months by the time the interview with Sue Gilmore, the senior team manager overseeing his case, took place. Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother, their lodger Jason Owen, were convicted in 2008 of causing or allowing Peter's death in a case that put the entire child protection system under scrutiny.

The interview session was not part of the plan to protect Baby P but was part of Ms Gilmore's training course in a technique known as solution focused practice.

Author: 
Panorama
Publisher: 
BBC
Published: 
2010
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