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David Bell, Birmingham Mail


THE city council was made to pay ?5,000 compensation to one of its own officials because of the incompetence of its social services department.


In a damning report, Local Government Ombudsman Anne Seex hit the department with four charges of maladministration over its treatment of an autistic teenager and his carer.


"I am concerned the serious failings I have identified in this case may not represent an isolated example of maladministration but may be symptomatic of a system with inherent weakness," she warned.


The case concerned a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome in the council's care who was moved out of a hostel after starting a fire. He was put in lodgings run by a council official who was not told the extent of the teenager's problems - particularly his record of self-harm - and soon found herself acting as a full-time carer.


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Edited by Steve_colour-se7en

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