1. Daniels mother and stepfather set out to deliberately harm him and to mislead and deceive professionals about what they were doing.
The type of maltreatment shown in this finding is physical abuse and neglect. Both adults would deliberately harm him which suggests that they may have physically abused him as shown through physical indicators such as bruising and injuries. This finding also suggests that Daniel may have been neglected due to dysfunctional family relationships. Daniel’s mother may not have had a proper mother/son relationship with Daniel and may have had poor parenting skills leading to this neglect.
2. Police were aware of domestic abuse and violence alongside excessive alcohol use by Daniel’s mother since 2006 yet ‘child protection risks to the ch...