There have been a number of shocking cases of children being killed by their carers or parents. Two of the most recent cases have been Baby Peter and Victoria Climbie.
A good account of the issues arising in the case of Baby Peter can be found in the Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/baby-p.
The case of Victoria Climbie led to an enquiry into child protection by Lord Laming and the recommendations arising out of the enquiry – a good account of the case can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2002/victoria_climbie_inquiry/default.stm.
Lord Laming produced another report following the death of Baby Peter which gives a good account of the issues current in child protection: