Christou & Anor v London Borough of Haringey [2013] EWCA Civ 178

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 178
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disciplinary procedures; Gross misconduct; Res judicata

The appellant employees were both social workers responsible for the care of "Baby P", who died as a result of chronic lack of care and abuse by his mother and two men while on the child protection register and subject to a local authority child protection plan. After the child’s death both employees were disciplined under the simplified disciplinary procedure and given written warnings. Following a public and press outcry, a fresh review of Baby P's case was undertaken by a newly appointed Director of Children's Services. Further disciplinary proceedings were then held, which involved reopening determinations made at the first disciplinary process, and which resulted in both employees

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This article is correct at 04/11/2015

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