William Eichler 08 March 2019

Council accused of ‘negligence’ over Parsons Green bomber

Council accused of ‘negligence’ over Parsons Green bomber image

Surrey CC has been accused of ‘negligence’ by the foster parents of the Parsons Green bomber who claim the authority failed to warn them he had been radicalised.

Ahmed Hassan, an Iraqi asylum seeker, was jailed for life aged 18 last year for the Parsons Green attack, which he said he carried out after contacting Islamic State militants.

The attack injured 51 people on a London Tube train in 2017.

His foster parents, Ron and Penny Jones, told the BBC that Surrey County Council knew he had been ‘trained to kill’ and never told them.

The couple, who have looked after nearly 270 children, have not been allowed to foster any more children and say their lives are ‘empty’. They have decided to sue the county council.

The council denies the accusation and says they were completely open with Mr and Mrs Jones.

‘We are defending this claim. However, we acknowledge this has been a very difficult time for Mr and Mrs Jones and their family,’ a spokesperson said.

‘We place a high value on openness with all our foster carers, share information about any risks with them from the outset and continue to keep them informed. This was our approach with Mr and Mrs Jones.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Social Worker - Supporting NQSW's

Essex County Council
£40637 - £49183 per annum + + 26 days leave & Local Gov Pension
Senior Practitioner - Supporting NQSW'sPermanent, Full Time£40,637 to £49,183 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Communications Manager - Essex Safeguarding Adult Board

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Senior Communications Manager - Essex Safeguarding Adult BoardFixed Term, Part TimeUp to £36,057 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Business Support Manager - Learning & Early Support

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£25,481 - £27,041
You will be expected to manage a team and the workloads of Business Support Officers. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Business Support Officer - Catering

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,312 - £19,698 per annum
This job is Temporary for up to 12 months to cover operational needs. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Social Worker/Senior Practitioner - Duty & Advice (37 hours)

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£30,507 - £38,813
This is an exciting time to be part of this team where we are building our multi -agency team working closely with... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue