This just shows how evil some people are and this time, social services did their job properly by all accounts.  It seems to be the High Court that erred in returning the child to her father/parents in spite of professional advice to the contrary.  However, quite how a parent can murder his/her child is beyond most people.  If you are in an abusive relationship we at Freeths would do all we can to assist you exiting the same as safely as possible but the police have to be the first call