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Baby P: The Legacy

By Katharine Quarmby  

no longer needed, we hope

no longer needed, we hope

Sharon Shoesmith, the council official, has finally gone. It is a pity that she had to be pushed. But its good news that Haringey council leader George Meehan, and the cabinet member for children and young people Liz Santry, actually fell on their own swords. And four more social workers have been suspended pending a review.

This is good news. And there is another chink of light, in this awful story. John Coughlan, who has taken over running the council’s…

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