Commissioner Ney, and all her year’s working with local government, the bits she missed off her Rotherham CV.
Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers
A London council has been criticised for “significant shortcomings” over the death of a 13-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute when she was in its care.
Mary Ney, director of social services, said lessons would be learnt from the case and an action plan would be drawn up.
Commissioner was “director of social services”, what…a bit like JT, never.
She added that procedures existed which would have protected Aliyah, but staff needed to have “sufficient tenacity” to follow them through.
Policies/procedures, One and the same?
A failure in RMBC too, “had mountains of policies, nobody checked if they were any good”.
BBC News | UK | Child prostitute ‘failed’ by social workers
How it was reported in Scotland.
Death of a prostitute, 13 Social workers criticised over fatal delay in placing child heroin user into secure home (From Herald Scotland)
Ms Mary Ney, director of Harrow social services, admitted her department had failed to follow its own guidelines. Two members of staff have been suspended pending a disciplinary investigation into their conduct. She said: ”It is correct that we did not follow our procedures. There was an option to fast-track the process obtaining a secure accommodation order but this did not happen.”
It also emerged that Aliyah was not on the Child Protection Register in the year before her death – which could have allowed social workers to respond more rapidly.
This is the reward for failure!
REPORT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (RATIFICATION) COMMITTEE MEETING ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2000
PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS TO COUNCIL – NIL
Tribute to Mary Ney: The Chair paid tribute to Mary Ney, who was attending her last meeting of the Social Services (Ratification) Committee before leaving Harrow to take up the post of Chief Executive at the London Borough of Greenwich. The Chair stated that Mary was an excellent officer who had a rare ability to take an overview of issues outside her own area of expertise. She had been fundamental in raising the profile of the Borough and implementing the Government’s modernisation agenda in Harrow. Members of all groups joined in paying tribute to Mary Ney and conveying their best wishes to her for the future. In reply, Mary Ney stated that she had enjoyed working at Harrow, and thanked Members of the Social Services (Ratification) Committee, and officers from other Departments with whom she worked closely, for all their support.
“The Chair stated that Mary was an excellent officer who had a rare ability to take an overview of issues outside her own area of expertise” , I know what that means, she was sh!te at social care, so she must be brilliant chief executive material, a good riddance?
Commissioner connection to Greenwich council as chief executive, so how healthy was it there.
Mary Ney, the chief executive who oversaw the investigation, also left the council last year after refusing to release a dossier about bullying submitted by a councillor, claiming it was solely a Labour party matter.
She is now working as a commissioner at scandal-hit Rotherham council, itself criticised for a bullying culture in an official report.
“In my 16 years as a councillor in Greenwich I lost count of the number of times that hard-working councillors were told to look away from problems rather than scrutinise them”, councilor.
Honestly nothing like this took place in Rotherham.
greenwich council bullying | 853
A view somebody took.
Bullying in Greenwich Borough Council – a Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council – WhatDoTheyKnow
For the now chief executive failure is rewarded yet again.
“I also want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to our outgoing chief executive, Mary Ney”.
Greenwich appoints new chief executive | Local Government Executive
Unelected Ney, no way!
All our failures rolled into one embodiment in the LA circus.
The perpetual wheels on the LGA bus go round and round, round and round all day long.