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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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Council confirms confidential settlement reached

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 statement

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