Clear Need For Answers From Case Review Into Daniel Pelka Death Abuse Lawyer Calls For Strong Reaction To ‘Horrific’ Case 01.08.2013 By Rob Dixon The serious case review into the handling of concerns over the welfare of murdered four-year-old Daniel Pelka must provide answers over the actions of authorities in the case which can lead to improvements in child protection, an abuse lawyer has urged. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court unanimously found Daniel’s mother Magdelena Luczak and his stepfather Mariusz Krezolek guilty of his murder, with the trial revealing the child was starved and subjected to horrific abuse prior to his death in Coventry in March 2012. Following the verdict this week, Coventry’s Safeguarding Children Board has confirmed a serious case review will report findings within six weeks and will examine specifically the contact that authorities had with the family and whether more could have been done to protect Daniel. According to reports, specific concerns related to why social services and police were not involved after his school noticed marks on the child’s neck in January 2012, as well as apparent black eyes in February 2012. Luke Daniels, a legal expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office who specialises in providing support to victims and the families of those affected by abuse, said: “This is clearly a truly horrific and shocking case which has highlighted a hugely worrying series of events, as well as the need for answers over several key points. “It is now absolutely vital that the review into the handling of this case provides comprehensive answers over the actions of social services and the police, as well as any possible indications as to how steps could be taken to prevent this terrible set of circumstances from ever emerging again. “What is perhaps most worrying is that this case follows a number of reviews into other high-profile incidents in the past when children have suffered horrendous abuse, where the ultimate hope has been that lessons would be learned to improve the safeguarding of youngsters. “Everything possible needs to be done to ensure that children can be protected from harm in the future.” Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in relation to Child Abuse claims Key contact Luke Daniels Partner 0121 214 5244 Email Luke Tags Personal Injury Child Abuse Luke Daniels Birmingham Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'