Telford social services head quits

The head of Telford and Wrekin social services has quit his post
after an independent investigation into the department.

Phillip Warrilow left his job by “mutual agreement” following a
six-month inquiry.

Warrilow, whose official title was head of social services
operations, was suspended when problems first came to light last

An independent investigator was appointed to look into the
running of the social services department. Ian Cartwright, a former
director of social services, was appointed to carry out the

A council spokesperson said: “The manager concerned has left the
council by mutual agreement, and this now concludes the matter.

“The council would like to make it clear that the investigation
related to management issues and these are being addressed. A
restructure of social services’ management is underway, as
previously planned.”

She said that neither the council nor Warrilow would be making
any further comment.

A major shake-up of social services is now underway, and the
role of head of department has effectively been split into two.

A head of children and family services has been appointed,
Barbara Evans, and is expected to take up the position shortly, and
a new post of head of adult services is due to be advertised





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