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Baby P council file left on train

Baby Peter
Baby Peter died from abuse despite 60 visits from authorities

An urgent review has been ordered after a confidential report drawn up by staff at the council involved in the Baby P scandal was left on a train.

The child protection report was found in a railway carriage in London.

The 15-page Haringey Council file included details about a boy who was taken away from his mother over fears he could be abused.

A council spokesman said: "This is an isolated case but of course the council is extremely concerned."

Urgent review

He added: "It is the position of the council that such documents should be stored and used securely.

"We will urgently review our procedures and tighten them where necessary to make sure it doesn't happen again."

A council worker has been suspended while the review is carried out.

Staff at Haringey Council's social services were heavily criticised after Baby P, later identified as Peter Connolly, was killed while he was on the council's child protection register.

The toddler suffered 50 injuries despite receiving 60 visits from social workers, doctors and police over the final eight months of his life - causing a huge outcry over his care.

His mother Tracey Connelly, 28, her partner Steven Barker, 33, and Barker's brother Jason Owen, 37, were all jailed for their part in Peter's death.



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