Baby P’s stepdad denied parole AGAIN as he’s still deemed a threat to the public

Baby P ‘s stepdad has yet again been denied parole after being jailed for causing the tragic tot’s death.

Steven Barker has so far served 13 years in prison in relation to the toddler’s death and for raping a two-year-old girl.

It is the fourth time he’s been refused parole since 2017.

The panel this time said he had not made sufficient progress for possible release, including refusing to take part in “offence-focused interventions”.

Barker was among three people jailed in relation to the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly in 2007.

A Parole Board spokesperson told the MailOnline : “Protecting the public is our number one priority.”

They added the inmate will be eligible for a further review “in due course”.

Peter’s mum Tracey Connelly, 40, was released in 2013 before being locked up again in 2015 for breaching her licence conditions.

She is alleged to have been selling naked photos of herself and “developing intimate personal relationships” online.

In March this year, the Parole Board announced she had been cleared for release due to a low risk of reoffending.

She was freed on July 7, despite the government’s attempts to keep her inside.

A judge blocked Dominic Raab ’s attempt to stop her release – describing her crimes as “harrowing”.

Connelly was pictured walking the streets for the first time in seven years over the summer.

Barker’s brother Jason Owen, 48, was given a six-year custodial sentence for allowing the tot to die, but has also been released.

Little Peter had suffered over 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register.

Social workers, police and health professionals made a total of 60 visits to his home over an eight month period before he died.

His horrific injuries included a broken back, fractured shinbone, damage to the head, and blackened fingers and toes from cigarette burns.

A series of reviews identified missed opportunities for officials to save the toddler’s life had they reacted properly to warning signs.

Connelly’s lover Barker was handed a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently for his “major role” in Peter’s death.

The Mirror has contacted the Parole Board for comment.