Baby P father seeks injury compensation

The natural father of abused toddler Baby P is reported to be launching a GBP 200,000 injury compensation claim against the council he believes failed to protect his son.

He cannot be named for legal reasons but he is planning to sue Haringey Council after the child, who was on a council protection register, died in a high-profile abuse case two years ago.

It is believed by legal experts that the father could be in line to claim double the amount of injury compensation he is looking for.

Several officials involved in the case, including the former head of children’s services Sharon Shoesmith, are also believed to be seeking compensation for unfair dismissal.

The Baby P case shocked the nation when its details came to light, prompting Lynn Featherstone MP to write: "Regardless of what further inquiries may reveal, those persistent misjudgements and failures should be enough for heads to roll."ADNFCR-2070-ID-19309605-ADNFCR

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