ENGLAND – Starved boy Daniel Pelka ‘invisible’ to professionals

The BBC’s Alison Holt explains the report’s findings


Chances were missed to help a child who was murdered by his mother and her partner after suffering “terrifying and dreadful” abuse, a report has found.

A serious case review found Daniel Pelka, four, was “invisible” at times and “no professional tried sufficiently hard enough” to talk to him.

He was starved and beaten for months before he died in March 2012, at his Coventry home.

The review said “critical lessons” must be “translated into action”.

Magdelena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 34, were told they must serve at least 30 years in jail, after being found guilty of murder at Birmingham Crown Court in July.



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