The Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock is meeting government ministers this afternoon to try to block legal loopholes which he says left the toddler Poppi Worthington unprotected in the months before her death.
Poppi died, in circumstances that have never been fully explained, at her home in 2012, and investigations afterwards showed that although her mother had a long history of contact with children's services, health visitors and social services were not aware of her vulnerability.
Mr Woodcock is proposing a "Poppi's Law", which would require the relevant history of pregnant women and their partners to be visible to health visitors and pre-natal NHS staff.
He says this would allow social workers to make more informed decisions about the level of protection to give children born into families with a history of vulnerability.
Ahead of the meeting, Mr Woodcock said having ministers from three government departments coming together to hear the case showed the government was taking the issues seriously.
Quote Message: The circumstances of Poppi’s death shocked the nation and bitterly hurt our community, this is an obvious and achievable common-sense change to strengthen child protection in her memory.” from John Woodcock Indepdendent MP for Barrow and Furness