Thursday, 19 January 2012

Essex council has paid damages of almost £1m

Essex council has paid damages of almost £1m to four siblings it failed to protect from years of parental abuse, Community Care has learned.

The landmark settlement – thought to be one of the largest of its kind – was agreed in 2011 following almost a decade of work by lawyers.

View time line of events here

The "shocking" case involved a catalogue of errors by Essex council, which failed to protect the siblings after learning their father had a previous conviction for sexually abusing his two young children from an earlier marriage.

My comment: Where are the resignations and sackings?

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