Daniel Pelka child services chief Colin Green resigns new post
Friday 20 September 2013
The man in charge of children’s services in Coventry at the time four-year-old Daniel Pelka was murdered has resigned from a child protection job at another council.
Colin Green has stepped down as chairman of the Local Safeguarding Children Board in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets “with immediate effect”, the authority said.
He retired from Coventry City Council last month.
Daniel was physically abused and starved by his mother and step-father for months, and weighed just 11kg upon his death.
Geoffrey Robinson, the MP for Coventry North West, previously said Mr Green “takes with him the indelible stain of Daniel’s cruel death, which his department had failed to prevent.”
A serious case review published this week highlighted how chances were missed by child protection agencies to intervene in the tragic case.
Magdelena Luczak and former soldier Mariusz Krezolek, both originally from Poland, were jailed for a minimum of 30 years each after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this year.
Tower Hamlets cabinet member for children, schools and families Oliur Rahman was quoted by the East London Advertiser as saying he was abroad when the appointment was made in June.
“I wouldn’t feel comfortable working with somebody who was involved in such a horrific case,” he told the newspaper.
“I think he has taken the right decision. I wish him luck in the future.”
Most expensive city to live in for expatriates: Luanda, Angola takes number one spot with Hong Kong and Zurich in top three
Video of Irish 'professional boxer' fighting Istanbul neighbourhood goes viral in Turkey
If Surrey were Syria: Social experiment shows what it's like to live under siege
Irish tourist filmed fighting with shopkeepers in Turkey says they 'messed with the wrong man'
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal get peerages
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
- 1 Hair loss explained: How and why men go bald
- 2 Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe Ned Stark's son may have a twin sister
- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 iPhone 6s camera: features to include 4K video camera and flash for selfies
- 5 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say