Council boss forced to apologise for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes case failings to get huge pay-off

Council boss forced to apologise for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes case failings to get huge pay-off

THE boss of a council forced to apologise for the tragic Arthur Labinjo-Hughes case failings is getting a six-figure pay-off.

Solihull chief executive Nick Page also oversaw a dramatic decline in its child services.

Solihull chief executive Nick Page confessed at the time the council had 'failed in our duty of care to Arthur'
Solihull chief executive Nick Page confessed at the time the council had ‘failed in our duty of care to Arthur’Credit: PA

But officials are secretly negotiating a £100,000 goodbye as he is quietly allowed to quit,.

Arthur, six was murdered at home in Solihull by his stepmother Emma Tustin after bruising to his back was “ignored“ by social services.

An insider branded the settlement “absolutely disgusting” and said: “Taxpayers will be sickened.”

Tustin got a minimum 29 years.’ jail. Arthur’s dad Thomas Hughes, 29, got 21 years for manslaughter.

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Page confessed at the time the council had “failed in our duty of care to Arthur”.

He admitted to MPs grilling him later it would be seen as “inappropriate” to draw his full £200,000 salary.

Last year, watchdogs still found significant weaknesses in Solihull children’s services.

Page had been off with stress since last month, we understand.

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Council leader Ian Courts has now confirmed he has quit.

The council said all staff pay-offs comply with its pay policy and the law.

Emma Tustin was jailed for life for murder and Thomas Hughes was convicted of manslaughter
Emma Tustin was jailed for life for murder and Thomas Hughes was convicted of manslaughterCredit: PA

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