The social worker at the centre of the Victoria Climbie case has criticised delays to her attempts to register as a social worker after being left waiting more than nine months.
Lisa Arthurworrey applied to the General Social Care Council to register as a social worker in September 2005 but still does not know the outcome. She made the application after winning her appeal to be removed from the Protection of Children Act.
Arthurworrey claimed the delay had been caused by her former employer, Haringey Council, saying it had refused to hand over a report on staffing issues relating to the Climbie case when the GSCC first requested it last October.
But Haringey said it had provided information relating to two sets of data requested by the GSCC and that it did not believe it had “unduly delayed” Arthurworrey’s application.
A GSCC spokesperson said its processes for checking applicants were “very thorough” and could take time.