The brave whistleblower social services chiefs tried to gag breaks her silence to reveal the shocking catalogue of blunders that led to Baby P’s death.
Nevres Kemal is the experienced social worker who was so horrified at Haringey Council’s shambolic child protection department she wrote to ministers to warn of an imminent catastrophe.
Nevres, 44, exposes how staff were taken on “team-building” jaunts to Barcelona and Dublin and blew £1,600 on tea parties at the Ritz. Back in their office, urgent files were piled high and ignored. Children like Baby P who needed the department’s protection were shamefully let down.
She reveals she warned children’s services chief Sharon Shoesmith she would have “blood on her hands” if urgent action wasn’t taken.
But instead of her concerns being taken up and acted upon, Nevres ended up bullied, ostracised and drummed out of her job. She then had to agree to an injunction by Haringey Council in a bid to keep her silent.
Six months after her fateful warning to ministers, 17-month-old Baby P was dead.
Nevres said: “Why did nobody listen to my warnings? Why was nothing done? The Government and social services knew the problems but they sat back and let this happen. I don’t care if the council try to sue me for speaking out. I owe it to Baby P.”
Source: Baby P whistleblower breaks her silence
Why has it taken 15 months for this horrific case to reach the public domain?
Was the government just going to cover it up and hope no one would hear about this case?
If so, why?
And why is Madeleine McCann's case being swept under the carpet?
And why is the Jersey Care Home case also being swept under the carpet?
Do children not matter in this country?
Why is paedophilia linked to all these cases?
CASE A: THE SEVEN ABUSED CHILDREN
CASE B: LITTLE VICTIM IGNORED
CASE C: THE TEEN WITH LICE
CASE D: THE PAEDOPHILE SUSPECT
Revealed: How a close male relative of Baby Peter is linked to a big paedophile network
Uncovered: The vile mother of Baby P
Wanted: for compliance to Child Abuse and murder - Haringey Council, North London
How many more innocents must die…?
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