An investigation into the significant harm caused to a Derbyshire baby by its abusive father has found that authorities missed a slew of early warning signs and opportunities.
The serious case review considered the incident in which a weeks-old Derbyshire baby was left with serious injuries and hospitalised in 2017.
Fortunately the baby has made a full recovery.
The father of the baby, who caused the significant injuries, was charged with grievous bodily harm and was imprisoned, a report says.
However, the report, carried out by the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board, has found that authorities missed several chances for early intervention.
This includes suspicious bruises noted at hospital visits, which, for a pre-mobile baby – unable to move on their own – are to be sensitively questioned.
The report found that further “professional curiosity” should have been carried out into these bruises and of the home situation – where there were unknown domestic abuse issues, carried out by the father.
There was a “willingness” from hospital staff to accept…