Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Government loses appeal in Shoesmith case

The Government has lost its appeal in the Sharon Shoesmith sacking case - which means that Ms Shoesmith is likely to receive substantial compensation. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sharon-shoesmith-challenge-bid-rejected-2330560.html

From the day Ed Balls decided Sharon must go, this has been a total mess. Successive Governments have appeared to be more concerned to appease the red-top press than to act responsibly. 

In future let's look to making sensible improvements to the child protection system after a tragedy - not fostering the myth that a small number of people can be blamed, shamed and sacked and that it will never happen again.