Birmingham City Council bosses have reached a severance agreement with Colin Tucker, Birmingham’s director of children’s social services, who was suspended from his £104,000-a-year job three months ago.
Mr Tucker has been at home on full pay since January 12 when he was relieved of his duties in a management shake-up at the troubled department.
Lawyers representing Mr Tucker have been discussing a possible compensation package since then.
Details of any payment to Mr Tucker are not being released by the council.
His suspension has so far cost taxpayers about £25,000 in wages.
Mr Tucker was recruited in 2009 to improve the performance of children’s social care, which was rated inadequate by Ofsted.
He arrived from Sandwell Council where he had been in a similar role.
After 18 months at Birmingham he was suspended in a move which Transitional Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families, Eleanor Brazil, said related to “concerns around the leadership of children’s social care”.
During his time in the Birmingham job Mr Tucker championed social workers and promised to improve front line services and save money by identifying children at risk at an earlier stage, enabling them to continue living at home with their families.
Last September, a year after he joined the local authority, Ofsted identified “significant weaknesses” in services for safeguarding vulnerable children in Birmingham and the council was served with a Government improvement notice requiring standards to be raised.
In a candid interview with the Post at the time, Mr Tucker revealed he had considered resigning following the report and had met with his political boss, cabinet children’s member Coun Les Lawrence, and bluntly asked him: “Do you want me to go?”
He was told that council leaders remained fully confident in his ability to deliver wholesale reform and put social services back on its feet.
He was suspended four months later.
A council spokeswoman said: “We have reached an agreement with Colin Tucker that will see his departure from the city council.”