Sharon Shoesmith, sacked after the death of Baby P, received £680k compensation

Sarah Coles
Shoesmith appeal over Baby P
Shoesmith appeal over Baby P

Sharon Shoesmith was head of Haringey council's children's services department when 17-month-old Peter Connolly, known as Baby P, died. His death caused a scandal, as Peter had been visited by social workers, police and health professionals 60 times in the eight months before his death, and yet they failed to protect him. A report in 2007 was highly critical of the service, and in 2008 Ed Balls, who was Children's Secretary at the time, sacked Shoesmith.

The court awarded her a payout, after deciding that the sacking was unfair, and the full extent of the compensation has now been reported.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%