The man who commissioned second report into the case of Baby P is facing questions tonight over his role as chair of Haringey’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board after apologising for yet another child abuse case in the London borough.
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Thursday 16 September 2010
Sharon Shoesmith defended her role in the Baby Peter scandal yesterday, describing the nationwide fury after the case as "absurd" and the response from politicians as "reckless".
Sunday 12 September 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
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Friday 16 July 2010
Wednesday 07 July 2010
The former head of Haringey children's services, Sharon Shoesmith, has condemned "naive" politicians for unwittingly creating a "Baby P effect" which has seen hundreds more children being taken into care.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Sacked social services chief Sharon Shoesmith today spoke of her distress and sorrow over the death of Baby Peter as she warned that the "whole story" of what happened to the toddler had not yet been told.
Thursday 01 July 2010
A Haringey social worker today accepted undisclosed compensation over the authority's false claim that she did not raise concerns about returning Baby P to his mother.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Two men have been questioned by detectives investigating the murder of Keith Blakelock, the police constable killed during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Two social workers who admitted a string of failings in their care of Baby Peter will be free to return to practice within months after they escaped being struck off today.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
I have known David Southall as a doctor since the mid-Eighties and as a friend since the Nine-ties. He is gifted with high ability and has absolute integrity. When I learned of the vicious campaign that he and other child protection professionals were facing, I started to try to help. When a couple of close colleagues suggested forming a lobby group, I became a founder member and chair of Professionals Against Child Abuse (Paca).
Sunday 25 April 2010
In George Orwell's novel 1984, there is a daily ritual known as the "two minutes' hate". Workers gather in front of a screen to watch images of enemies of the state; Orwell describes the scene as "a hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness" in which every participant becomes a "grimacing, screaming lunatic". The novel is a satire, of course, but sometimes it's hard not to regard it as a slightly exaggerated prediction of a world in which the role of Big Brother has been gleefully adopted by the media.
Saturday 24 April 2010
A council leader accused of presiding over a culture of "dangerous incompetence" which contributed to the death of Baby Peter was fairly removed from her post by the Children's Secretary, Ed Balls, the High Court ruled yesterday.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
Mr Justice Foskett dismissed Sharon Shoesmith's High Court challenge today - but admitted he did so with a "lurking sense of unease".
Friday 23 April 2010
The decision by Children's Secretary Ed Balls to strip former children's services chief Sharon Shoesmith of her post following the death of Baby P was upheld by the High Court today.
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