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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2014
Although the book shows how this poor child suffered, it also shows that again and again we are not learning from these mistakes. I know from my families personal experience that when you raise concerns to the relevant people, they very often make US feel like the bad guys! It makes me furious. This poor child and his siblings must have felt totally abandoned. We should stop trying to save money in the wrong places and give the people who can help these children the means to do it. It's the same for the 'trafficked' teens. How can we just turn a blind eye and let the few that are trying to help them do it unsupported and alone. Lastly cut the 'red tape'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2014
A gut wrenching read, this must never happen again! I understand how stretched childrens social care are but unless we put the child first this kind of thing will happen again! It's clear that some "parents" are risky and manipulative and use the system to their own advantage. We need to act quickly and save these children from being damaged and becoming perpetrators too. It does not take long for children to become normalised by the behaviour they suffer. In this poor case a child died! Let's not forget how his siblings must have suffered too bless them.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2010
Nothing new in this book,all information could have been obtained from reading newspaper reports of the very sad case. Poorly written, very little evidence of research. Worse is the many, many pages devoted to a word by word account of reports resulting from the case.These reports do not make interesting reading in a book of this nature, and in my opinion are used to fill pages, in what is a short book anyway.Save your money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2014
I Strongly suggest that anyone with an interest in the tragic death of Peter Connelly, read The Story of Baby P by Ray Jones. I'd be interested to hear if John McShane stands by the damaging and poorly researched content in this book. It is frightening how this story has so wrongly been portrayed. The media identifying scapegoats for the public to direct their anger at has done nothing but demonstrate how corrupt the media and government is in this country. Very powerful people have used Peter's death to their advantage. I implore you to read the full story regarding this little boy, for Peter's memory's sake.
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on 2 November 2013
So sad... Hurts my heart how this beautiful baby was so badly treated. Lot of info on authorities which went on too much. Lot of jargin there. Skipped most of that as it was quiet repetitive. Wish there was more details why the incompetent wicked evil mother allowed such horrific touture to happen. Why did her disgusting evil devil partner do it and his thoughts of his action on the matter now. Maybe its me..just cant understand the psychology! Pure evil people. Shows how lenient the law is in this country! Absolutely disgusting how we tax payers are keeping these evil offenders safe and well in and out of prison yet our taxes did not keep baby beautiful P safe due to incompetent work from authorities. Dont get it!
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on 21 July 2015
both factual and informative.Shows how a little boy was let down by so many people. The mother being the main one as she is the ultimate protector.His real father who had the cheek to put in a claim against Haringey council ,they did an extremely poor job and heads should roll but his birth parents ultimately let baby p down not the social services. As for Steven barker and his brother there evilness holds no bounds. maybe there life should be terminated as none would ever want to have any association with them definitely in the same category as the moors murderers
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 10 September 2011
Ignore the reviews that say this book is poorly written and researched. I disagree : the book is both well written and clearly presented. True,the author makes no secret of his revulsion of what went on, or indeed his contempt towards the perpetrators. but who wouldn't when baby Peter suffered such horrendous injuries? Whilst I can understand that some social work professionals will argue that the book is totally biased,surely they will find it difficult to argue against the gross incompetency of the service so graphically displayed in the book? After all, the baby was visited over 60 times, yet still died with over 50 appalling injuries, largely inflicted over a long period of time. In that sense, you might argue that the author is entitled to his opinion - undeniably this child died as a result of professional incompetency,evidenced by a host of politicians,David Cameron included,calling for several people to be sacked.

No-one will ever know the full horror that this baby was subjected to,but the book is a very readable account and provides a clearly detailed background to the case and the subsequent backlash. Compelling reading.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2010
Terrible book that is badly written and not researched by the author. It is judgemental and looking at blame rather than constructive thinking.
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on 12 December 2014
This story was horrendous, a lot of what happened was not declared on the media at the time. Emotionally I found this story very upsetting and it did have some effect on me.It really is heartbreaking what this child was subjected too and he was let down by a lot of people who should be there to protect but did not.
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on 5 June 2014
Shed a few tears reading this, can not envisage what his family are going through even today,thoughts are with them.
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