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Baby P: new social services attack

By Sue Turton

Updated on 17 November 2008

New claims emerge that social services' bosses overruled moves to keep Baby P away from those who killed him.

It is alleged that attempts to have Baby P taken into care were blocked by social services heads in Haringey council.

An inquiry by the BBC's Panorama programme contends that social workers had a foster family ready to take the toddler, but were overruled, handing him over to a family friend.

This meant he was ultimately returned home, where he later died from horrific injuries.

Sue Berelowitz

Krishnan Guru-Murthy returns to those reports that social workers were overruled by Haringey social services' bosses when they sought to place Baby P with a foster family.

Those allegations have just been rebutted in some detail by Haringey social services who say a manager did not overule that decision.

Deputy children's commissioner, Sue Berelowitz, joins Channel 4 News from south London.

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