Videotaped clues from Baby P's mother were missed
The mother of baby Peter Connelly, or Baby P, gave vital clues about her home life to a senior social work team manager in a videotaped interview.How the clues were missed
Baby Peter Connelly's first birthday was filmed on a mobile phone by his mother, Tracey Connelly. Baby Peter died five months later.
As reporter Alison Holt explains, the man in the video is Steven Barker, Tracey Connelly's boyfriend. In a taped interview with a senior social work manager at Haringey council one month later, Connelly denied the existence of a boyfriend, but did talk about her friend "Steven".
Both were convicted of causing or allowing Peter's death.
In the aftermath of the tragic death of Baby Peter Connelly, once known only as Baby P, child protection is in the spotlight like never before.
Panorama's Alison Holt visited Glasgow to see how a new child protection initiative - the positive parenting programme which is borrowed from America - is attempting to improve the way all children in the city are parented, regardless of their family background.
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