A social worker fired after Victoria Climbie’s murder should be
put back on a list of people considered unsuitable to work with
children, a court has heard.
Angella Mairs was sacked for gross misconduct by Haringey
Council after Victoria’s death in February 2000 and her name was
put on the Department for Education and Skills’ Protection of
Children Act list.
She later won an appeal before the Care Standards Tribunal in
November 2004 to get her name removed from the list.
Appealing against the tribunal’s decision, Philip Coppel for the
education secretary, told the High Court this week that the
decision was at odds with the findings of the Laming inquiry into
Victoria’s death and should be overturned.
Mairs was the manager and supervisor of social worker Lisa
Arthurworrey, who was also sacked for gross misconduct after
Victoria’s death and placed on Poca.
The appeal hearing continues.