Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Climbie worker made a 'scapegoat'

Full Story: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0869.htm

Victoria Climbie's social worker has accused officials at London's Haringey Council of the UK's "worst case of institutionalised scapegoating". Lisa Arthurworrey was sacked and banned from working with children after she failed to spot the signs of horrific abuse suffered by the eight-year-old. The Care Standards Tribunal ruled last week Ms Arthurworrey should be allowed to re-register as a social worker. Victoria was murdered by Marie Therese Kouao and Carl Manning in 2000. The Care Standards Tribunal said it will allow Ms Arthurworrey to re-register pending an assessment of her mental health. It says her state of health has been affected by what she has been through. Ms Arthurworrey says she was made a scapegoat by senior management at north London's Haringey Council. Victoria Climbie had 128 marks and scars on her body when she died in February 2000. She had been brutally treated - tied up in a bin bag - and left in a freezing bath tub. Her great aunt, Marie Therese Kouao, and her then boyfriend Carl Manning are currently serving life sentences for her murder. Ms Arthurworrey - her social worker - was sacked and banned from working with children.

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