Christou & Anor v London Borough of Haringey  EWCA Civ 178Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 178
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
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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