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FORMER S WALES SOCIAL SERVICES STAFF IN COURT OVER ALLEGED FAILURES

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Two former social services officials appeared in court yesterday in connection with allegations that they failed to...
Two former social services officials appeared in court yesterday in connection with allegations that they failed to discharge their public duties.

The Western Mail (p7) reports that Christopher Perry, the retired director of social services for the former South Glamorgan CC, and Terrence Price, former co-ordinator of Taff Vale children's home in Cardiff, appeared before stipendiary magistrates for committal to crown court.

The defendants were charged last year following an independent investigation carried out be detectives from West Midlands Police into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of a social worker in Tredegar in 1989.

Perry is charged with misconduct in public office. The details of the offence are that being aware of the circumstances of the death of Alan O'Brien and the recovery of property belonging to him, the defendant wilfully and without reasonable cuase or justification neglected to see if any children were, or had been, physically or sexually abused, or were at risk of being abused.

Price is charged with wilful neglect to carry out an investigation into the conduct of Alan O'Brien following events in March 1989 and Jul 1989.

The proceddings were adjourned to 17 August. Unconditional bail was extended for both defendants.

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