Category: Local Government Ombudsman

ENGLAND – Liverpool City Council ‘owed carer £10,000 in allowances’

A review of payments in England to foster carers and special guardians has been urged after it emerged more than 300 Merseyside carers had been underpaid for years.   The council said it accepted the report and was carrying out a “thorough review of its policy” The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) found Liverpool City Council …

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ENGLAND – Council takes two years to respond to complaint about children’s services

Authority to pay complainant £500 compensation   Derbyshire County Council has taken more than two years to respond to a woman’s complaint, despite assuring the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) three times that it would investigate. The LGO has now issued a report to make public the council’s poor handling of the situation and the recommendations …

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