Monday, 9 June 2008

Climbie social worker successfully appeals decision

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The Haringey social worker struck off following Victoria Climbie's death has successfully appealed the decision. Lisa Arthurworrey, who handled the Climbie case, was dismissed by Haringey Council for gross misconduct following the eight-year-old's death on February 25, 2000. And she was removed from the social worker register by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) on December 18, 2006. Victoria lost her life at the hands of her abusive great-aunt Marie Therese Kouao and her boyfriend Carl Manning while living under their care in Tottenham - despite social services being aware she was in danger. She died from malnutrition and had 128 separate injuries at the time of her death, including burn marks and scars caused by a scabies infection. The couple are serving life sentences for her murder. The case, considered one of the worst instances of child abuse in British history, had been given to Ms Arthurworrey without a proper handover. On Monday the appeal was unanimously upheld by the Care Standards Tribunal which found the GSCC decision had made Ms Arthurworrey "a scapegoat".

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