‘Baby P’ council is in the dock again: Judge blasts Haringey social workers who exposed boys to known paedophile – as he condemns ‘deep malaise’ at authority with history of failings that led to torture, abuse and child murder

Social workers from the local authority with the worst reputation for child protection failures in the country allowed a mother of two boys to develop a relationship with a paedophile. Staff from Haringey Council put their sympathy for the woman before the needs of the children, whose lives have been seriously damaged, High Court judge Mr Justice Hayden said. The case – said by the judge to be the worst failure by social workers he had ever come across – carries echoes of the scandal over the death of Baby P in 2007. In that case, Haringey social workers allowed 17-month-old Peter Connelly to live with his neglectful mother, who was later convicted and jailed over his death from 50 injuries. The same north London borough failed to save Victoria Climbie, murdered in 2000 by her aunt and a boyfriend who subjected the eight-year-old to extreme violence. Mr Justice Hayden spoke of a ‘litany of failure’ at Haringey Council in north London, which was criticised after the deaths of Victoria Climbie (pictured) in 2000 and Peter Connelly in 2007 Mr Justice Hayden allowed Haringey to be named yesterday and lifted an earlier ruling preventing the council from being identified.  The judge… Read full this story

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