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    Haringey ‘squanders’ £24m on consultants as Baby P suffered

    by  • September 2, 2009 • News, The London Evening Standard • 0 Comments

    Haringey council “squandered” the equivalent of 700 social workers’ salaries on private consultants while overstretched staff failed to save Baby P, the Standard can reveal. Sharon Shoesmith’s department for children spent £23.8 million on external advisers for the borough’s school renovation programme between 2005 and 2008. The money – four times the recommended level...

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    Cost of school rebuilding programme soars

    by  • August 30, 2009 • News, The Guardian • 0 Comments

    The costs of planning and setting up new schools have soared by 50% under the government’s rebuilding programme, with one council paying consultants £24m before a single building had even been constructed. The massive rises in the cost of new privately financed schools – obtained under the Freedom of Information Act – have contributed...

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