Child safety chief in the Baby P case is sacked without a payoff
The official in charge of child protection at Haringey Council at the time of Baby P’s death has finally been sacked from her £100,000-a-year post, with no payoff.
Sharon Shoesmith, the former director of children’s services, was dismissed by a panel of three councillors with immediate effect.
The council official at the centre of the Baby P abuse scandal was finally sacked yesterday.
Haringey Council said Sharon Shoesmith was dismissed from her £100,000-a-year post with immediate effect and would not receive any compensation.
But she will still get her gold-plated civil service pension, estimated to be worth up to £1.5million.
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London to lose NHS resources to areas with more older patients
Alan Johnson, the health secretary, said he would allocate £164bn for primary care trusts in England to commission hospitals and GPs to provide care for patients over the next two years.