Baby P chief's 'six-figure payout'

Haringey Council's former director of children's services Sharon Shoesmith is to receive a six-figure payout for being unfairly dismissed following the Baby P tragedy, Newsnight has reported.

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Anger over Baby Peter payout

There's been widespread anger over the decision to award a six-figure pay off to the former head of Harginey's Children's Services, who was in charge when Baby Peter Connelly died.

In 2008 the then Children's Secretary Ed Balls removed Sharon Shoesmith from her job because of failings in her department. It was later ruled that decision amounted to unfair dismissal and led to her seeking compensation. Dan Hewitt reports.

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