Social workers need to tackle 'manipulative parents' - NSPCC
3 October 2013 Last updated at 13:28 BST
The NSPCC says social workers "need to deal more effectively with manipulative parents" following a damning report into child protection workers in Birmingham.
Social care workers, police and health professionals have been criticised in a serious case review into the death, in 2011, of two-year-old Keanu Williams.
The toddler was beaten to death by his mother Rebecca Shuttleworth. She was jailed for life in June.
David Tucker, from the NSPCC, said a "professional curiosity" was needed to get the full picture of what was happening.