BABY P BOSS SACKED.. AND WITH NO PAYOFF; Dad says: One down, but five still to go.
Byline: BY TOM PARRY Dr Thomas Gregory Parry AM is an economist and public servant from Sydney, Australia.
Parry served as foundation chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (IPART) for the 12 years to 2004.
THE boss of the department that failed to stop the tragic death of Baby P was finally fired yesterday.
Sharon Shoesmith was axed from Haringey council's children's services without a payoff in the wake of the abuse scandal.
Baby P's natural father last night spoke of his joy at the sacking, but insisted all those involved in the failures that led to the 17-month-old dying in his blood-soaked cot should be fired.
A family friend said: "He is delighted the right thing has finally happened at Haringey. It is not the end of the matter, though. He feels it is a case of one down and five to go.
"All the social workers whose failures contributed to Baby P's death deserve to be sacked without a penny.
"He thinks this is the least his son deserves. Sharon Shoesmith deserved to be sacked without a payoff."
Haringey council confirmed the sacking. A statement said: "Sharon Shoesmith has been dismissed with immediate effect. She will not receive any compensation or payment in lieu of notice."
Shoesmith, 55, sparked widespread fury after Baby P's death in Tottenham, North London North London is a part of London, England which has several possible definitions. River & geography
The part of London north of the River Thames (illustrated). , with her lame response.
She said: "I am satisfied the action that should have been taken was taken." Baby P died in August after months of abuse at the hands of his 27-year-old mum, her boyfriend, 32, and lodger An occupant of a portion of a dwelling, such as a hotel or boardinghouse, who has mere use of the premises without actual or exclusive possession thereof. Anyone who lives or stays in part of a building that is operated by another and who does not have control over the rooms therein. Jason Owen, 36, despite 60 contacts with the authorities.
The trio are awaiting sentence for allowing his death. Shoesmith's sacking comes as it was revealed Haringey council spent pounds 19,000 on media training for high-profile staff in the case.
Local MP Lynne Featherstone Lynne Choona Featherstone (born December 20 1951), is a British politician, being the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green. Early Life branded the move "outrageous".
She said: "Every single penny would have been better spent on improving our children's service."
TRAGEDY Baby P; AXED Children's services chief Shoesmith