The betrayal of Baby Jane Doe

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TEN Queensland child protection workers are facing disciplinary action for failing to protect a baby girl who suffered bleeding on the brain, broken legs, hemorrhaging in both eyes and fractured ribs at the hands of her parents.

The child safety department should also be prepared to pay the legal fees of the child if she decides to sue for neglect when she is older.

The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian has released a scathing report into the case, concluding the baby was failed by the department "multiple" times.

The baby was deemed at risk before she was born.

But a series of blunders or oversights by the child safety department saw the baby go home from hospital with her parents when the baby was supposed to have been taken into child safety protection.

The parents had a history of child abuse and the father - described as a "Reportable Offender" - was wanted by police interstate when authorities became aware the mother was pregnant again in 2011.

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