These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel An account of the developments surrounding the case of month-old boy Baby Peter who died in Haringey, north London, in August after suffering a series of injuries: Baby Peter is born to Tracey Connelly. Connelly begins a relationship with a new boyfriend Steven Barker. Barker moves into Connelly's home.
In November, Connelly's new boyfriend, Steven Barker, moved in with her. In December, a general practitioner physician noticed bruises on Peter's face and chest. His mother was arrested and Peter was put into the care of a family friend, but returned home to his mother's care in January Over the next few months, Peter was admitted to hospital on two occasions suffering from injuries including bruising, scratches and swelling on the side of the head.
Connelly was arrested again in May A medical examination concluded that the bruising was the result of abuse. On 4 June, the baby was placed with a friend for safeguarding. Other injuries included a broken back, broken ribs, mutilated fingertips and missing fingernails.
The girl was also on Haringey's child protection register.
Barker was found guilty of rape, while Connelly was found not guilty of child cruelty charges. Connelly received a sentence of "imprisonment for public protection", and ordered to be imprisoned until "deemed no longer to be a risk to the public and in particular to small children," with a minimum term of five years.
Barker was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape, with a minimum sentence of ten years, and a year sentence for his role in the death of Peter, to run concurrently. Owen was also jailed indefinitely, with a minimum term of three years.
The three appealed against their sentences,  Barker against both convictions and sentences. He was released in Augustbut later recalled to prison. Connelly was released on licence inbut returned to prison in for breaching her parole, and not eligible for review for two years.
After completion of the court case, only an executive summary was released to the public. The full report was kept confidential, with only some employees of Haringey Council and Haringey councillors allowed access.
The two local MPs whose constituencies cover Haringey Lynne Featherstone and David Lammyleader of the opposition Robert Gorrie, and opposition spokesperson for Children's Services were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements to view the document.
The article claimed   that the executive summary of the SCR either conflicted or omitted details about how the case had been handled and the extent of the injuries suffered by Peter.
Furthermore, there were instances of mishandling by officials, missed and delayed meetings, miscommunication among officials, and a failure to follow through with decisions related to the child's safety.
I was promised action — but despite repeated subsequent requests for news on progress — I was just stonewalled. Jerome Ikwueke, a GP, and Dr. Sabah Al-Zayyat, a paediatrician who examined Peter two days before his death. Ikwueke for 18 months.The social services are to blame for the death of baby P because they were aware of the situation baby P was in and placed him on the at risk register.
He went to live with a family friend because the GP spotted that he had bruises on his face and chest and mentioned it to . Baby P: The full health dossier A newly-released dossier, shown below, details Baby P's contact with health and social workers from the day he was born to the day he died, aged 17 months.
Prosecution lawyers prepared the document for an Old Bailey trial of three people found guilty of causing his death. by health bodies in relation to the case of Baby P 4 interviewing a number of different staff and making observations in the accident and emergency (A&E) departments at the acute trusts.
Baby P's mother named her violent partner as her next of kin on an official form but authorities still failed to realise he was living with her, a previously secret report revealed today. Every agency involved in his care, including health, the police and social services, had been “well motivated” and wanted to protect him.
9 Responses to Ten years on from Baby P: social work’s story. Develop your social work career with Community Care’s Careers and Training Guide ; Care work. The Peter Connelly case, also known as the “Baby P” or “Baby Peter” case, and the subsequent dismissal of Haringey Council’s director of children’s services, Sharon Shoesmith, fundamentally changed child protection in England.
Referrals have increased hugely and social workers have been.