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Isle of Wight to pay family compensation

19th November 2012

A local government Ombudsman has ordered Isle of Wight Council to pay more than £7,000 to compensate the family of a girl after it withdrew social services support.

Ombudsman Jane Martin said: "Given the view of the child’s consultant psychiatrist, I do not consider there is any doubt that proper and timely review of her residential placement would have confirmed the need for it to continue. She was wrongly deprived of the continuity of care and security that is so vital to her wellbeing. And her parents and siblings had significantly less relief from her challenging and at times frightening behaviour."

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