Climbie: Haringey social workers1

Victoria Climbie social
workers sacked
Two Haringey social workers involved in the case of
Victoria Climbie have been sacked for gross misconduct following
disciplinary hearings held in September, but reported now,
writes Sally Gillen.

Nov 12, 2002

Courting
contempt
There was something quite distasteful about Carole
Baptiste’s protestations that she was a victim in the Victoria
Climbie case.

Sep 5, 2002 

Baptiste considers
appeal against conviction
The lawyer representing former Haringey social
worker Carole Baptiste, who was fined for failing to attend the
Victoria Climbie inquiry, has attacked the decision to convict her
and warned that she may appeal, writes Sally
Gillen.

Aug 30, 2002

Climbie inquiry
Baptiste guilty of breaching summons
Former Haringey social worker Carole Baptiste was
this week found guilty of deliberately failing to give evidence at
the Victoria Climbi’ Inquiry and fined £500.

Aug 29, 2002 

Baptiste fined for
inquiry breaches
Carole Baptiste has been convicted of deliberately
failing to attend the Victoria Climbie inquiry.

Aug 27, 2002

Social worker defends
failure to attend Climbie inquiry
The senior social worker who failed to attend the
Victoria Climbie inquiry told a court it was always her intention
to give evidence, reports David Brown.

Aug 15, 2002

Haringey joint review
was “overly positive”, Climbie inquiry told
The internal report into the 1999 joint review of
Haringey social services has concluded that it presented an “overly
positive” picture of the department because of the processes used
to collect material, writes Sally
Gillen.

Jul 10, 2002 

Slow gains in
Haringey services
Despite some improvements in Haringey’s children’s
services over the past two years, staff morale remains low and
stress at the frontline high, a new Social Services Inspectorate
report states.

Jul 4, 2002 

Compete or
co-operate?
Haringey Council’s decision to pay children and
families social workers more than staff in adult services is a sign
of the severity of the social care recruitment crisis in
London.

Jun 27, 2002 

Climbie case social
worker denies charge of obstructing Laming inquiry
A former Haringey social worker who ignored a
summons requesting her presence at the Victoria Climbie inquiry
appeared in court last week charged with failure to attend.

Jun 20, 2002 

Haringey social
worker in court
The former Haringey social worker who is accused of
refusing to co-operate with the Victoria Climbie inquiry, appeared
before Camberwell magistrates on Wednesday.

Jun 12, 2002 

Committee finds
Haringey at fault
All agencies within Haringey failed to fully
implement the child protection procedures or carry out a proper
assessment or investigation of Victoria Climbie’s needs, the local
area child protection committee has concluded.

Mar 21, 2002 

analysis of the 12
missed opportunities in Victoria Climbie’s case
Neil Garnham QC highlighted 12 missed opportunities
to protect Victoria Climbie in his closing evidence to the Laming
inquiry this week.

Feb 21, 2002 

Victoria Climbie`s
parents consider legal action
The parents of Victoria Climbie are considering
legal action against individuals and agencies who were involved in
the eight-year-old’s care, their solicitor Imran Khan has
confirmed, writes writes Lauren
Revans.

Feb 19, 2002 

Chaotic system in
Haringey is typical
Nearly two thirds of visitors to Community Care’s
website say the chaos in Haringey’s child protection system is
typical.

Feb 14, 2002 

Social work manager
was suffering from mental illness
Haringey team manager Carole Baptiste admitted
yesterday that the mental problems she suffered from in 2000 would
have been developing in 1999 in a way that “would have had an
impact” on her capacity to function as a social worker,
writes Lauren Revans.

Jan 17, 2002 

Team manager Baptiste
claims she held regular supervision sessions
The team manager criticised in evidence to the
Victoria Climbie Inquiry for her management style denied claims
earlier this week that she had only held one supervision session
with Victoria’s allocated social worker during a three-month
period.

Jan 17, 2002 

Baptiste rejects
criticism of management style at Victoria Climbie
inquiry
The team manager criticised in evidence to the
Victoria Climbie inquiry for her management style denied claims
that she held only one supervision session with Victoria’s
allocated social worker during a three-month period,
writes Lauren Revans.

Jan 15, 2002 

Director was unaware
of competency problem, inquiry told
Haringey council staff may have “colluded“ in
keeping senior management ignorant of competence issues, according
to the council’s former director of housing and social
services, writes Jonathan Pearce.

Dec 20, 2001 

Social worker `felt
scapegoated` inquiry told
Lisa Arthurworrey’s lawyer has accused
Haringey council of making her a scapegoat for failings in the
handling of Victoria Climbie’s case, writes Sally
Gillen
.

Dec 14, 2001 

New concerns over
Haringey office
The situation at Haringey Council’s north Tottenham
office is as bad, if not worse, than when Victoria Climbie died,
the public inquiry into the eight-year-old’s death was told last
week.

Dec 13, 2001 

Social work manager
pleads not guilty
The Haringey social work manager charged with
refusing or deliberately failing to attend the Victoria Climbie
Inquiry earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges at
Camberwell Green magistrates court today (Wednesday) on the grounds
of ill health, writes Lauren Revans.

Dec 12, 2001  

Manager denies
removing Victoria Climbie case file
The social work manager accused of removing pages
from Victoria Climbie’s file after her death wholeheartedly
rejected the allegations today (Friday) during her evidence to the
inquiry, writes Lauren Revans.

Dec 7, 2001


Social work office in worse state than at time of Victoria
Climbie`s death, inquiry told

The situation at Haringey council’s north Tottenham office could be
even worse today than when Victoria Climbie died, the public
inquiry into the eight-year-old’s death heard today (Friday),
writes Lauren Revans.
Dec 7, 2001


Social work manager summoned to court
Carole Baptiste, the Haringey social worker manager who has
failed to give evidence to the inquiry into Victoria
Climbie’s death, has been summoned to appear at Camberwell
Green magistrates court on 12 December.
Dec 6, 2001

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