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Social services boss sacked after the Baby Peter scandal has been awarded £679,452

The former social services boss sacked after the Baby P scandal has been awarded £679,452 in a 'secret' compensation deal.

Former children's services boss Sharon Shoesmith Credit: PA

Sharon Shoesmith, the ex-head of children's services at Haringey Council, won a case for unfair dismissal.

Peter Connelly Credit: ITV News

Peter Connelly, who was 17 months old, suffered more than 50 injuries, before his death in 2007, despite being on the at-risk register. His mother, her boyfriend and another man were convicted of causing his death.

Tracey Connelly, mother of abused toddler Baby Peter Credit: PA

Shoesmith, who earned £133,000, was sacked by Education Secretary Ed Balls. Her compensation deal, agreed in October last year, was the subject of a 'gagging clause' but details have been revealed in Haringey Council's accounts.

Former children's services boss Sharon Shoesmith Credit: PA

Following the decision of the Court of Appeal in favour of Ms Shoesmith, and the Court's direction that the parties seek to resolve the issue of compensation, the London Borough of Haringey and Ms Shoesmith have reached a settlement in this case.

The terms of the settlement are confidential. We are unable to comment further on this matter.

– Haringey Council