Friday, 14 December 2012
Boss of 'failing' child protection department handed £128,000 to leave
What a pantomime: Council leader Derek Osbourne, left, signed off the deal for Duncan Clark, centre. Chief executive Bruce McDonald, right, rubber-stamped the pay-off of £128,000.
Kingston Council's former director of children’s services, who resigned days before a damning child protection report was made public, was given a year’s salary as a payoff, the Surrey Comet has learned.
Duncan Clark was paid £128,000 after his resignation in July, despite Kingston Council leader Councillor Derek Osbourne’s claim the “final responsibility” for the failures lay with Mr Clark.