Apology to council child abuse whistleblower Sue Thomas

08 April 2019 – BBC News

A council has issued a “sincere apology” to a whistleblower who was sacked after raising concerns about a youth worker.

Sue Thomas first raised concerns about Michael Smith in April 2005 but was sacked by Pembrokeshire council the following year.

Mr Smith carried on working for the council until he was sacked for unrelated gross misconduct in 2012.

He went on to abuse a boy two years later and was jailed in 2014.

The cabinet also agreed to pay £1,000 to a charity of Ms Thomas’s choice.

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