The Court of Appeal reserved a decision today in the case of two of Baby P's social workers who said that they were unjustly fired by Haringey Council.
Peter Connelly, who was originally known as Baby P before his name was made public, was 17 months old when he died in Tottenham, north London, on August 3 2007.
He had suffered more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.
Gillie Christou and Maria Ward (pictured) claim they were unfairly sacked by the council in response to the public outcry.
Karon Monaghan QC, representing both women, told Lord Justice Laws, Lord Justice Elias and Lord Justice McCombe at the London hearing that after the convictions "there then followed a media outcry, a hysterical outcry."