That’s the headline on today’s BBC report:
Police mistakes meant a chance to charge Baby P’s mother for assaulting him was missed several weeks before his death, an unpublished report says.
Delays securing an independent medical opinion meant the six-month legal deadline passed within which to charge the mother with common assault.
The report into what happened to Baby P before his death in August 2007 found several police errors.
The Metropolitan Police said it could not comment for legal reasons.
Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, said there had been a “monumental failing” by the police.
You can read more on the BBC site.