The downward spiral that led to Baby P's death began in the summer of 2006 when his mother left her husband and became involved with a new boyfriend, who was eventually convicted over the case. Baby P died of multiple injuries including a broken back. In the months between his mother's marital breakdown and Baby P's death, there were as many as 60 times that they came into contact with the social services and other interested agencies. Baby P was taken to hospital on a number of occasions with a variety of bumps and bruises, all of which his mother attempted to explain away. She said he was a child who bruised easily and who was clumsy. Regardless, Baby P was added to the at risk register and after a five week stint where he was placed in the care of a friend of his mother's it has emerged there was disagreement about whether he should be returned to his family. We demand that Sharon Shoesmith, head of children's services in Haringey be sacked due to gross incompetence leading to the death of this child. There are no excuses. This highly paid individual failed in her job to protect an innocent child. This is not the first case that has ended in death due to incompetence by the social services in Haringey. Please sign this petition and remove Sharon Shoesmith from her position as she has proved she is not fit to do the job.