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Baby P boss Shoesmith loses appeal against sacking

PUBLISHED: 16:03 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:48 07 September 2010

Sharon Shoesmith

Sharon Shoesmith

SHARON Shoesmith – the former head of Haringey's children s services – has lost her appeal against her dismissal today, the council have confirmed. The shamed 55-year-old, who was in charge of 1,370 staff and earned £110,000 a year was sacked last month a

SHARON Shoesmith - the former head of Haringey's children's services - has lost her appeal against her dismissal today, the council have confirmed.

The shamed 55-year-old, who was in charge of 1,370 staff and earned £110,000 a year was sacked last month after national outcry at the way Baby P was allowed to cruelly die.

Last Tuesday (January 6), Haringey council confirmed that Ms Shoesmith was appealing against the decision to sack her without a pay-off.

But today, a spokesman from the council said: "A panel of councillors has rejected an appeal by Sharon Shoesmith against her dismissal on December 8 2008.

"The decision was taken today by a different panel of councillors from the ones who made the original decision.

"Ms Shoesmith will not be returning to work in Haringey. She will not receive any compensation package. She will not receive any payment in lieu of notice.


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