Baby Peter social workers charged

Two social workers at the centre of the Baby Peter case are to be charged with misconduct, it has been announced.

A disciplinary hearing will be held for Maria Ward, a social worker allocated to Peter Connelly, and her team manager Gillian Christou, the General Social Care Council (GSCC) said.

A summary released by the GSCC said Ms Christou faces allegations of failure to keep records of supervision meetings up to date, failure to document evidence for a risk management plan and failure to ensure a child protection plan was followed.

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