The Ham and High got it spot on this week, reporting on the costly mistakes of a ‘Council in crisis.’
Haringey Council have always been prone to bad press and terrible errors, but last week this intensified, as the Council quickly lurched from one scandal to another.
The front page article specifically refers to a court case against the Council. A High Court Judge ruled that that the Council acted indefensibly and unlawfully on an anonymous complaint against two parents.
Not only did Haringey Council act unlawfully throughout the investigation, they were also ruled to have also breached the Human Rights Act and will have to pay compensation accordingly.
Compensation following a Judicial Review is very rare, and indicates that the judge feels a real abuse of power has occurred.
This really was a damning verdict against Haringey children’s services, who have again failed the people in this borough.
It’s truly shocking that even after Baby P, they still have not managed to get the department in order.
Haringey Labour have proved themselves incapable of turning around the department. They are truly living up to their reputation as ‘the worst in England.’
Haringey Children, parents and residents deserve better.